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Doi Mae Salong

Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #5 of 34 Attractions in Chiang Rai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Doi Mae Salong is a primarily Chinese community that offers a variety...
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Type: Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A friend and I travelled here on our hired Fino motorbile from Chiang Rai. The easiest way is to follow Route 1 out of the city then take the 1089 turn to the left which is well signposted. From the turn off the road gets progressively steeper with more zig-zag turns, some very sharp but all easily doable with care.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It's was wonderful trip. But a bit cold here. ...I love drink olong tea. .I love Mae Salong I fell happy with my bf here i We have great time to relax herehere6

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth to stay at least one night. The cooling weather, along with the tea plantations make this a quaint place to enjoy! Moreover, you can go to Doi Tung, which is about a few hours away to visit the Royal Villa, Mae Fah Luang Garden and the Hall of Inspiration. The mountain roads are simply breath-taking.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Doi Mae Salong in Chiang Rai become one of the several stops on a one day tour of the area. With the limited time available, the tourists were allow to walk through the shopping street and encourage to buy the local products which mainly concentrated on local black tea. If a visitor has more time, there may be other sights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We reached Mae Salong on the Christmas eve. The temperature falls to 16 deg C around 7pm. We have nice stayed at Mae Salong Flower Hills Resort with many local tourists, not many foreigners. Wonderful place to stay! Love the tea plantation.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Doi Mae Salong is well worth a trip from Chiangmai or Chiangrai. We stayed 1 night on a side trip from Chiangmai, approx 3 hrs drive. The drive up is lovely, typical of a high mountain tea plantation with lovely scenery and cool clean air. It is quite a remote village with a lot less tourists. The culture of Doi... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Doi Mae salong is worth to visit Doi Mae Salong is a must-visit when you're in Chiang Rai. Cool crisp air amidst rich tea plantations. Doi Mae Salong is an interesting town with an interesting history. Founded by a group of Chinese soldiers and built like a traditional Chinese village. The main town is very commercialized with shops selling dried... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Shrouded in mystery and steeped in history, Doi Mae Salong is a must-visit when you're in Chiang Rai. Cool crisp air amidst rich tea plantations, nothing beats the peace and tranquility here. In all honesty, the drive up to Mae Salong supercedes the area itself. Advisible to rent a car and take a slow drive up. (only if you're comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Amazing scenic drive up the mountains to this beautiful little 'Chinese' town with true character and a great story of survival. Interesting to see this small etnic Chinese community survive and determine their own destination and faith and co-exist with Thai Royal support. The nature is stunning and it made for a fantastic day in our holiday. Big thumps up... More 

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