Catagorize: Green Travel, National Parks & Marine Reserves
This park is home to a gorgeous viewpoint on its namesake mountain between July and December, when DokKhlongkhleng, or Indian Rhododendrons, display their deep violet petals whilst in full bloom. Visitors may also admire the unique scenic view at the summit of the mountain 1,700 meters high, observing as swathes of fog envelope Phayao province below. It is said that on full moon days, a white aura can be observed at its summit, hence its nickname, Fin Cha Bo, or angel shrine.
The summit of PhuLangka is not the only attraction –waterfalls such as NamtokPhuLangka, a million year-old stone terrace (LanHinLan Pi), and even traces of communist hideouts are worth exploring as well. Accommodation and camping areas are available for guests.
To get there from Phayao Province, take Highway No. 1021, passing AmphoeDokKhamtai and Amphoe Chun until reaching Amphoe Chiang Kham. Then, merge onto Highway No. 1148. The total distance from Phayao Province to PhuLangka Forest Park is around 120 kilometers. A 4-wheel-drive vehicle is a must for this journey.
From Chiang Rai Province, take Highway No. 1020, passing AmphoeThoeng until reaching Amphoe Chiang Kham. Then take Highway No. 1148. The total distance is approximately 140 kilometers.
From Amphoe Chiang Kham, take Highway No. 1148 for 20 kilometers until Song Khwae, turn left past the Pang Kha Royal Project and proceed further for 22 kilometers to PhuLangka Forest Park. A 4-wheel-drive vehicle can be hired at the Chiang Kham Song Thaeo Queuing Spot.
The park is open from 6.00 am-6.00 pm every day. Contact 0 5441 5992 or 08 1883 9838 for further information. Other details can be found at Tel. 0 5441 5748, 08 9559 3432, or try the nearby the Pang Kha Royal Project at 0 5440 1023, PhuLangka Resort at 08 6191 0291, and PhuLangka Villa at 0 5441 9552.