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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Doi Mae Salong is a primarily Chinese community that offers a variety of...
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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An Adventure Not To Be Missed

Okay, the roads are steep and winding and in places are a little 'scary'. But I wouldn't miss this 'adventure' for anything. I set off from Chiang Rai just after breakfast and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Okay, the roads are steep and winding and in places are a little 'scary'. But I wouldn't miss this 'adventure' for anything. I set off from Chiang Rai just after breakfast and spent a full day travelling the area. The views along the way are breathtaking and you can't help but feel you are in China's Hill Tribe region, but... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I decided to rent a motorbike for the day and motorbike up Doi Mae Salong. I left around 5AM and reached the top by 9AM, making some stops along the way. There are many interesting sights along the way. It was amazing; scary, but thrilling! Watching the sunrise as you motorbike over the top of the mountain is glorious. I... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I only visited the Mother Princess Villa and it was a very nice visit. I learned a lot about the story of this lady and now I understand why she is adored by the Thai people. I chose to get to this site driving a scooter the roads are excellent and I imagine the views are breathtaking other seasons of... More 

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singapore
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70 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

told by hotel staff that travel agents only conduct private tour to visit this place. round trip by taxi would cost 2500 baht. I took a public bus (30 baht) to junction of mae salong (slightly further up mae chan) and changed to a pickup truck. price at 480 baht for the trip. can wait for more passengers to share... More 

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Its a little chinese enclave in the mountains hugging Myanmar. beautifull little tea houses everywhere and great Yunnan food. We stayed at the lovely Wang Put Tan Hotel and woke up to the most beautiful morning view from our balcony of the valley and its terraced tea plantations. Do not miss the early morning market.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Authentic Chinese settlement in a stunning mountain setting. A part of the former Chinese army found shelter here after they were defeated by the communists. The place offers a unique Chinese feel in Thailand.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visiting Doi Mae Sarong requires a skill driver and a powerful car to reach the top of the mountain which is about 1,000 meters above the sea level. It becomes a town rather than a mountain resort. Local famous dish such as pig knuckle and buns were not as good as before. However, the tea shop, Rai 101, along the... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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114 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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78 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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