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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Local Children at a Phu Chi Fa Sunrise I

In the small town of Phu Chi Fa ("mountain pointing to the sky") in northern Thailand, every morning tourists flock to the top of the hill to watch the ”sea fog" sunrise over the jungles of Laos. Lining the path to the summit are local vendors as well as many local children dressed in traditional attire, who will let you take their photographs for 20 Baht (60 US cents). This photo was taken facing the rolling hills opposite the sunrise, as two girls return to their families back down the hill.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Phu Chi Fa, Chiang Rai, Thailand, Thailand
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Ashley Hudson