Top things to do

National Park in Tha Ton

Doi Pha Hompok National Park

About 10km west of Fang at Ban Meuang Chom, near the agricultural station, this serene retreat is part national park and part public spa, with a gorgeous hot-springs complex (bor náam hórn in northern Thai) set in a…
Buddhist Temple in Tha Ton

Wat Tha Ton

Just south of the bridge, this intriguing monastery complex sprawls west from Tha Ton over a series of forested hills. The wát buildings are spread over nine levels and each comes with its own collection of supersiz…
Northern Thai in Tha Ton

Laap Lung Pan

The go-to place in Tha Ton for northern Thai–style eats. There's no English-language menu; simply point to whatever pot or item on the grill looks tasty. Nor is there an English-language sign; look for the Coke ad r…
Cafe in Tha Ton

Sunshine Cafe

This is the place to come for freshly brewed coffee in the morning. It also does a wide selection of Western breakfasts, including muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt. It's located on the main road, just before the brid…