If traveling to discover nature is like taking a journey to fulfill your life, then to witness a natural phenomenon such as the sea of mist would not be different from a reward for the travelers, who only wish to savor its spectacular sight. Seeing the sea of mist is considered a sort of luck, as the weather is unpredictable, there is no guarantee as to what you will get.
Waiting to see the sea of mist in the morning is like waiting for the stage curtain to unveil. As the pale sunlight reveals the vast mass of vapor over the forest, the sun appears over the horizon, then comes the moment you witness the sea of mist in its full splendor.
The sea of mist is extraordinarily beautiful in winter, especially in the North. However, it is also possible to see it in some parts of the North East and Central Thailand as well.
There are many places you can go to see the sea of mist.
Popular spots to see the sea of mist in the North are:
- Huai Nam Dang National Park, Chiang Mai
There is no need for trekking to see the sea of mist here. From December to February, you will also get to see blooming Sakura as a bonus.
- Phu Chi Fa, Chiang Rai
This is the number one classic spot for sea of mist in Thailand. From the cliff, you can see the breathtaking view of the sea of mist spreading over Laos. In addition, Doi Pha, which is only 20 km. away is another well-known spot to see the sea of mist.
- Mae Noei National Park, Tak
It is the perfect spot from October to February. Nearby tourist attractions are Mae Usu Cave and natural hot springs.
- Mokoju Peak, Mae Wong National Park, Kamphaeng Phet
With some effort, you will get through a long and difficult trekking to see the picture perfect sea of mist. Peak season is from November to February.
- Khao Kho, Phetchabun
The viewpoint is conveniently located in the resort among the mountains.
- Doi Hua Mot, Amphoe Umphang, Tak
Namtok Thi Lo Cho (Falling Rain Waterfall) and rafting activities are also a must.
- Phu Thap Boek, Phetchabun
Here, you can put up your tents and wait for the sea of mist in the morning and the “stars on earth” at night.
Other viewpoints in the North are:
- Doi ,Si Nan National Park, Nan
- Khun Chae National Park, Chiang Rai
- Chae Son National Park, Lampang
- Chiang Dao National Park, Chiang Mai
- Doi Khun Than National, Lamphun
- Doi Phu Kha National Park, Nan
- Doi Luang National Park, Phayao
- Taksin Maharat National Park, Tak
The North East
- Pha Nok Aen Cliff, Phu Kradueng National Park, Loei. From October to January.
See pine woods, waterfalls, and maple leaves changing colors.
- Phu Reua National Park, Loei. From December to January.
A natural rock garden and morning dew awaits you.
- Pha Taem National Park, Ubon Ratchatani. From November to December.
The place where the sun rises before anywhere else in Thailand.
- Na Heao National Park, Loei. From November to December.
- Hin Chang Si Viewpoint, Nam Phong National Park, Khon Kaen. From October to December.
- Phu Phan National Park, Sakon Nakorn. From November to February.
- Kaeng Krachan National Park, Phetchaburi. All year round.
- Khao Laem National Park, Kanchanaburi. From November to January.
- Srinagarindra Dam, Kanchanaburi. From September to February.
- Pang Sida National Park, Sa Kaeo. From October to December.
- Phu Toei National Park, Suphan Buri. From September to November.
- Kui Buri National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan. From October to February.
For more information on the sea of mist at the above national parks,
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