This sacred mountain lies about a two-hour drive north of Chiang Rai smack along the Laotian border. Visitors will arrive at a quaint base hilltribe village, offering amenities like restaurants and homestays, from where a 750-meter trek brings you to the mountain’s summit.
While not particularly challenging, it is possible to organize local transport to the summit as well. The mountain’s uncontested beauty emerges at sunrise, when its views expand across a sea of fog and low-lying mist that lifts to reveal sweeping meadow-scapes flush with thousands of flowers and other local fauna, among snaking tributaries of the Mekong River basin. The attraction is popular among local Thais, and it is customary for the Thai children to sing traditional songs in hilltribe costume as the sun rises.