Thailand has countless spots blessed with the amazing sea of mist and many locals make it a point to explore different parts of Thailand chasing this view during the cool season which starts in November and ends in February.
For some places, it is necessary to hike to the top of the mountain but the magnificent view at the summit will more than justify your efforts.
There’s no better way to start the morning than to stand tall and proud above an amazing sea of mist. Here are 5 places you can enjoy this view in different parts of Northern Thailand.
#1 Khao Kho, Phetchabun province
Khao Takhian Ngo, the famous viewpoint of Khao Kho District is one you cannot miss. Khao Kho’s popularity in the last few years has increased significantly and over at Khao Takhian, you get to enjoy 360-degree views on the mountain top. Many locals return because they are in awe of the magnificent view of the sun shining over an endless sea of morning mist.
#2 Phu Tub Berk, Phetchabun province
If you prefer somewhere with less tourists, head to Phu Tub Berk in Phetchabun province. It is the highest mountain in Phetchabun with an elevation of 1768 meters. Locals like to come here to camp in tentages and make day trips to visit cabbage farms, temples and windmills.
#3 Thung Salaeng Luang, Phetchabun province
Thung Salaeng Luang National Park’s sunrise perspective from Sala Dusita offers something unique as compared to other mentioned spots to view the sea of mist. Over here, the sea of mist enshrouds a pine forest and fantastic flower fields in the foreground, creating a heaven for photographers and instagrammers.
#4 Yun Lai Viewpoint, Mae Hong Son province
Yun Lai Viewpoint is located just 6km from Pai with a bamboo viewing deck. It is popular with locals as the viewpoint offers incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountainous region and the town of Pai.
#5 Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park, Chiang Mai province
Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park is the second highest peak in Thailand after Doi Inthanon. It is surrounded by natural beauty and almost untouched by foreign visitation. Doi Inthanon is well known by tourists and hence Doi Pha Hom Pok makes a good alternative if you want somewhere under the radar. ‘Doi Pha Hom Pok’ translates to ‘mountain covered by a blanket’, and it’s exactly what many locals and tourists come here for.
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