You can take the local bus from Chang Phuak bus station in Chiang Mai. Fang is 152 km from Chiang Mai and it takes about 3 hours to get there by local bus. A ticket costs 80 baht. Halfway, the bus stops for a leak and a snack.
Unfortunately it's not possible to hire a (motor)bike, because of the few tourists that visit Fang. Discovering the area, which is really beautiful and therefore worth to do so, is only possible by going on a tour. Then you'll be driven around in a car, Jeep or pick-up.
- Huai Luk Royal Project (โครงการหลวงห้วยลึก) (On the Chiang Mai-Fang route. Take a right turn at km95 for around 500 m). The project provides farmland to Hmong, Karen and lowland farmers. It promotes, researches, and plants flowers, fruits, and vegetables for farmers. Produce ranges from vegetables and flowers such as cantaloupes, chrysanthemums, and peacock flowers, to fruits like guava and pomegranate. The best time to visit is from Nov-Mar as produce is plentiful then.
- Wat Tham Tap Tao (วัดถ้ำตับเต่า) (On the Chiang Mai-Fang route. The temple is between km120 and km121, where you will turn left and go 3 km). . The peaceful temple compound comprises a mid-pond scripture hall and Tap Tao cave, which is a highlight. The cave is somewhat smaller than Chiang Dao cave, but it offers the unique charm of Buddha images inside.
- Fang Hot Springs (บ่อน้ำร้อนฝาง) (Ban Pin, 8 km northwest of Fang). The 50 hot springs originate from simmering granite with temperatures from 90 to 100°C. The largest spring spews out consistent steam with a strong scent of sulphur.
- Lahu Hilltribe Homestay, 304 Fang District, ☎ , e-mail: , email@example.com. 1 to 3 days trekking (rainforest and waterfalls) and or Lahu village homestay with tribal food, music and dancing on Doi Pumuen (the second highest mountain in Thailand at 2,285 m). The guides are from the Lahu village. Organised through the Phumanee Hotel.
- Wilbert Muller-Jabusch, ☎ , e-mail: , firstname.lastname@example.org. A guide with a lot of experience who has lived in Fang for 25 years. He was a guide all over Thailand, but now is only doing the very northern part of the country. He speaks fluent English, Dutch, German, and Thai and can also speak with the hill tribes. His knowledge of the area is broad and diverse.
As everywhere in Thailand there are plenty of local restaurants down the streets where you can get Thai and Chinese dishes.
- Ninecool Coffee, ☎ . Serve very nice coffees (hot & iced) made from beans grown in the hills around Fang. Free Wi-Fi.
- Phumanee Lahu Hotel, 122/1 Moo 4, ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. Free Wi-Fi, hot showers, a tribal museum, and a restaurant which serves great local organic coffee. Hill tribe eco-tours, homestays, and other activities can be organised from here. 650-850 baht.