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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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Beautiful chinese village.amazing view of tea plantations. Peacefull people.I was there just for one day and I want to come back when I get that chance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful chinese village.amazing view of tea plantations. Peacefull people.I was there just for one day and I want to come back when I get that chance.

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Hyeres
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped for some delicious chinese food in a little restaurant overlooking the mountains, then went over to a nearby village where I bought diverse excellent teas, mostly locally produced, at a fraction of what it costs in Europe. Equally visited some orchards, and a strawberry plantation (and over berries as well) Bought some interesting wine combinig grapes and strawberries. Only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a must when you travel North Thailand! Chines style villige and beautiful view! Even better if you go by motorcycle.

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Saigon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Drive across mountains and get the great sense of adventure. It's great to see different communities, hill tribes and much more.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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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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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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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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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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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