Phawngpui, (Pron:/ˌpʰɔ:ŋˈpʊɪ/) the Blue Mountain of Mizoram is a highly revered peak, considered to be the abode of the Gods. Phawngpui Peak is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram, rising about 2157 metres high near the Myanmar border in Lawngtlai District. Phawngpui Peak is famous for orchids and rhododendrons. With spectacular trees and flowers of all colours, Phawngpui presents a fairytale view of the blue hazed hills, and vales unfolding below.
Phawngpui Peak in Mizoram exhibits the most enchanting view of Mizoram. There is a semi-circular beautiful cliff in the western side called Thlazuang Khàm, which has a sharp and deep fall. This cliff is believed to be haunted by spirits. On the peak, there is a level ground of about 2 square kilometres in area. The area is encircled by matted bamboo groves and other alluring vegetations. You will come across varieties of butterflies, including some rare species found in this region.
Flora and Fauna 
The Farpak area in Phawngpui is huge grassland adjacent to a cliff area you can sight birds like Perigren Falcon, Blyths Tragopan, Sunbirds, Grey Sebia, Golden Throated Barbet ., Mrs Hume's Pheasants, Hornbill, Dark Rumped Swift, Mountain Bamboo Patridge, Black Eagle and other Birds. Clouded Lepord is also known to have been sighted in the Farpak area There have been instances of wild orchids being stolen from Phawngpui, efforts are being taken to protect and conserve it.
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External links 
- Mizoram Tourism