Choui Fong Tea Plantation is a beautiful array of tea fields which stretch for as far as the eye can see. This tea plantation is a great little day trip for tea lovers. The scenery is stunning as you are surrounded by large, beautiful tea fields. They also have delicious tea flavoured cakes and drinks at their local cafe.
How to get to the Choui Fong Tea Plantation
The best way to access the tea plantation is by car or motorbike. You can’t access the tea plantation by public transport as buses don’t run there. We were lucky enough to drive by car to the tea plantation. Choui Fong tea plantation is roughly a one hour drive from Chiang Rai city centre.
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Where to stay
Choui Fong Tea Plantation is roughly 50 minutes from Chiang Rai. If you’re already visiting Chiang Rai then we definitely recommend driving yourself there on your moped. If you can get yourself a driver that would be even better. The most popular area to stay is close to the Chiang Rai Clock Tower. All around the clock tower are hostels, guesthouses and hotels. If you get yourself a moped, you can also drive yourself to the nearby shopping centre to grab some lunch or do some shopping. A nice hotel in the area is called Pah, which even does floating breakfast. A popular budget option close by is also Sook Cafe Youth Hostel.
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The tea plantation cafe is open from 8am – 5:30pm daily however you can browse the fields before it opens. We arrived to the tea plantation at 7am to watch the sunrise and to take photos without anyone in them. The best time for photos is around 7am so that you can capture the golden lighting.
There is no entrance fee for the Choui Fong Tea Plantation so you can walk around the fields with no cost.
What to Expect at the Choui Fong Tea Plantation
Choui Fong Tea Plantation is a beautiful landscape of perfectly maintained tea fields. There are many vantage points where you can look down at the fields while observing the workers. Additionally, the wooden platform that leads out over the fields is a perfect location to view the the different layers.
We arrived very early so that we could watch sunrise over the fields. Watching the sunrise was an unforgettable experience as the fields lit up in an orange glow from the sun. If you visit during sunrise while there are no people around, you will have an unforgettable and peaceful time. It does get very busy during the day so be sure to keep that in mind for when you visit!