A large number of holiday makers are spending the long weekend visiting Phu Chee Fah in Chiang Rai to savor the sea of mist on the mountain.
CHIANG RAI – Domestic tourism has reportedly benefited greatly by cooling temperatures in Chiang Rai with many people seen traveling this past weekend.
Tourists have flocked to Phu Chee Fah National Park, a popular high altitude site where temperatures are now 7-13 degrees Celsius. The local administration has had to order assistance for local villages coping with the cold climate, but visitors have been seen enjoying the atmosphere, many lighting fires at their camps.
The influx of visitors has especially been a boon to hill tribe people who have been selling their handmade goods and assisting tourists. Travelers are also buying up organically grown produce.
Chiang Rai is expected to experience its coolest temperatures in 3 years later this month.
Some 200,000 people are believed to be in need of warm clothing in Chiang Rai, mostly hill tribe people. So far, government efforts have collected 30,000 articles of warm clothing.