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Doi Mae Salong

Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #5 of 51 things to do in Chiang Rai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Mountains, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: Doi Mae Salong is a primarily Chinese community that offers a variety...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Mountains, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Doi Mae Salong is a primarily Chinese community that offers a variety of activities. Visitors can take in a morning market, tour General Tuan's Tomb, go to a memorial museum and take in tea tastings while visiting the village.
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Kiev, Ukraine
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808 reviews 808 reviews
86 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

You should read the history of this place before you visit, very interesting indeed. Only then you'll understand what Mae Salong is about. We drove in via a smaller road (no. 1234) from Chiang Rai. Beautiful - but in very bad condition. When you arrive you feel like you're in China. Basically we came to have some Yunnan food and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Doi Mae Salong was only part of our visit to see it and surrounding sites, we hired a private guide, Tony Smiles, who knows this country and the Hill Tribes very well. Our goal was to truly learn about the culture, tour the beautiful countryside, visit the towns and and the villages of the indigenous Hill Tribe people, for a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We drove here and really enjoyed the views of first the jungle forest and than the tea fields. The small shopping area in the village is ok to walk around for a bit. We also tried some tea. We live in China and I have tea ceremonies with my clients all the time... So I know something about Chinese tea.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take a motorbike and drive up to Doi Mae Salong. Stop along the way and take some photos. Try some tea. There is a small shopping area in the village and you can buy handmade goods, bracelets, and the usually trinkets. There are dozens of stalls where you can sit and sip tea. You don't have to pay for it,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great little hillside town worth exploring over a couple of days. Slightly different feel to it than in other parts of Thailand (perhaps due to the Chinese influence). There are many tea tasting shops around town but the best we tried was a place just out of town, Wang Put Tan. They have giant teapots and Lions outside the shop,... More 

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Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The rage of budhas was extensive and the trip there is very pretty. Do'nt forget to dress appropriately.

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new jersey
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Mountains, tea plantations, the Thai version of Cherry blossoms and a local market are all part of the Doi Mae Salong experience. Getting there involves driving on a very windy road, but that is part of the fun. Lots of beautiful photo stops going to and from. Its only a bit more than an hour drive and very worthwhile if... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We departed Chiang Rai in the morning for the long drive to visit Hill Tribe at the foothill of Mae Salong. The drive was steep and winding. It was a bit cool up the mountain; you may need a light jacket or sweater. We changed vehicles to the local Thai Combi which takes you up to the hill tribes, namely... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Here you can experience a Chinese mountain community in Thailand. The Chinese moved to the area and settled this community bringing along some of the food and costumes. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I was biking the golden triangle and Doi Mae Salong was my first night halt. Needless to say, food is excellent all across thailand but a little guesthouse called Little Home Bungalow had perhaps the best food and even better hospitality. Accommodation is seperate cottages with bed and bath a little away from the dining area and it is a... More 

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