Photo: Lychees and a village near Fang.

Accommodation

A solid selection of accommodation from budget to midrange is available in Fang town. If waking up to a mountain vista is more your cup of tea, consider staying at Doi Ang Khang.


Fang town

There's not a vast choice of places to stay in Fang town, but there are some good ones covering all price ranges. Most places we’ve selected are within a short hop of the traffic lights where Route 107 (Chotsana Road) becomes Route 1089 (Tha Pae Road). You’ll also see several large modern hotels on the way south out of town, of which we’ve listed our fave, but if you have any problems finding a room, just check into the huge Tangerine Ville Hotel on the west side of Route 107 as you leave town.


Phumanee Lahu Home Hotel
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Suan Dok Road, Fang
T: (053) 452 875-6

Phumanee Hotel is owned, staffed and run by an enthusiastic group of Black Lahu villagers from a nearby mountain settlement. Rooms are spot on, with big soft beds, large bathrooms and Lahu-chic decorations. There’s a choice of standard or deluxe rooms, with the latter more spacious, and boasting varnished wood floors and wide, comfortable balconies. If you can stretch to it, the deluxe room... Read our full review of Phumanee Lahu Home Hotel.

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Viengkaew Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
383 Moo 3, Wiang district, Fang
T: (089) 600 0655

Somehow out of place in central Fang, boutique-style Viengkaew Resort would seem much more at home somewhere like Pai. Mind you, in Pai they’d be charging twice as much and these spacious, beautifully decorated, individual chalets are a very good deal if you have a bit of cash to spare. There are only five chalets in total, set to the side of a small but cute garden, with a pleasant old wooden... Read our full review of Viengkaew Resort.

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Auang Kham Hotel
Backpacker - Under 600B
Tha Pae Rd, Fang
T: (053) 451 268

The longstanding Auang Kham Hotel had seen a recent facelift when we last stopped by in 2015, and boasts clean and comfy rooms at very good rates. The air-con or fan-cooled rooms are simple but well appointed with TV, fridge, WiFI, hot-water showers and free tea and coffee in the mornings. Whether you choose air-con or fan-cooled rooms, they are actually the same – price just depends on whether... Read our full review of Auang Kham Hotel.

Baan Fang Hotel
Backpacker - Under 600B
49 Moo 3 Tapae Rd, Fang
T: (053) 451 281, (085) 622 5650

Functional and convenient, Baan Fang Hotel is well situated just 100 metres or so right at the traffic lights on the Mai Ai Road, so it's within easy walking distance of most of the bars and restaurants, and well placed for a stroll up the hill behind. While efforts have definitely been made in the comfortable, downstairs communal area, the rooms are spartan, though do come equipped with cable... Read our full review of Baan Fang Hotel.

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Baan Sa-Bai Hotel
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
88 Moo 9, off Route 107, Fang
T: (053) 453 453

Just down a side lane to the right of Route 107 as you enter town, Baan Sa-Bai Hotel is well signposted in English, easy to find and only a kilometre or so from the centre of Fang. A few new Thai-style hotels now lie out this way but this is the clear pick of the bunch for us. It is also one of the few with an English sign, plus it has helpful, friendly staff (though possessing little spoken... Read our full review of Baan Sa-Bai Hotel.

Doi Ang Khang

The most famous accommodation on the mountain’s summit is the luxury Angkhang Nature Resort, owned by the Amari chain and charging top dollar. But there are a couple of cheaper alternatives in the nearby village of Ban Khum, particularly during low season, and the forestry department also has a basic, though spectacularly situated, campsite up there. With an early start, it is easy enough to do the return trip here from Fang in a day, so don't feel compelled to book somewhere to stay.


Angkhang Nature Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Ban Khum Village, Fang
T: (053) 450 110

This sprawling, upmarket resort run by Thailand’s Amari group was originally set up to cater for guests and visitors at the adjacent Agricultural Project Station. The imposing reception with adjoining restaurant is set at the top of an equally imposing circular entrance driveway with 76 chalets scattered amid gardens to the rear. Chalets are either mountain or garden view but are otherwise... Read our full review of Angkhang Nature Resort.

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Laoting Resort and Hotel
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Ban Khum Village
T: (053) 450 005, (085) 868 0411

A spectacular construction, Laoting has rows of bright, brick-red painted rooms and chalets on the steep hillside immediately behind Ban Khum. Entrance and reception is at street level, in a souvenir shop, on the little lane running around the back of Ban Khum. There’s a row of rooms in a two-storey block at ground level, then a path leads up the slope to the various levels of chalets. If, for... Read our full review of Laoting Resort and Hotel.




Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Fang? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


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