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Doi Mae Salong

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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$550*
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Chiang Rai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Lookouts, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great destination. Tea plantations all over. We made a day trip, it was a long day. I would recommend finding a place to stay. Lots and lots and lots of tea. Very cool little village in the mountains. Basically one main road through town. Definitely find a driver to take you. Also, for those interested in history, there is a... More 

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Den Bosch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Not so far away from Chiang Rai and a beautifull place to be, all nature. In the wintertime it can be cold, so get a coat or jacket with you in the morningtime.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you are staying in the area of Chiang Rai consider hiring a taxi to visit Doi Mae Salong. You will not be disappointed. the scenery and the tea plantations, the vegetation and flowers. Try a tea salad. Alternatively a scooter can be rented and you will equally experience the hilly,steep and twited road. Keep your eyes on the road!

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit for the tea plantations and the various hilltribes notably Akha. Also chinese villages

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Up in the mountain about 60 KM from Chiang Rai is this complex built to house the ashes of the mother of the current king of Thailand. He and his mother are so beloved by Thais and viewed almost as half divine. The buildings are beautiful. The view from the top of the mountain or the building itself is great.... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I combined hill tribe visits with a visit to this charming picturesque town. The food and tea houses were great value. There's a daily market there selling many things brought across the border from a Thailand as well as the usual nirth Thailand offerings. You can buy local jungle honey there that was very nice. A pleasant day out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The roads up to the hilltop are a pain but otherwise a great and beautiful attraction. The tea here is incredible and the scenery fantastic. They let you taste many varieties of tea, each one distinct and delicious. A very special experience without too many tourists, and not only for tea lovers. Anyone could enjoy it and it is truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The main town is very commercialized with shops selling dried goods from everywhere and local people selling their local produce across the road. We tried some dishes at a Chinese restaurant. We also tasted and bought some tea at the 101 tea plantation. The main draw of Mae Salong is probably the scenic drive up and down the mountains.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A provincial mountain town where the oolong never stops flowing. The bits of Thai we had picked up were virtually useless as the majority of residents are of Yunnanese descent or come to town from nearby hilltribe villages. There is a beautiful Chedi tucked neatly on the mountain (a great place to catch the sunrise) tea plantations on every hill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We planned a round trip drive through the Doi Mae Salong area and were not disappointed. The views in many, many places are breathtaking. The steep and winding drives are spectacular. You can see hill tribe people working their land under normal, everyday conditions or in a slightly contrived 'exhibition' for the benefit and education of tourists. Easy to imagine... More 

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