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Doi Mae Salong

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Address: , Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Tea haven in the middle of the mountains

A somewhat weird experience because everything here is more Chinese than Thai. Remnants of the KMT 93 Division who fought the Communists in the Chinese Civil War settled here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A somewhat weird experience because everything here is more Chinese than Thai. Remnants of the KMT 93 Division who fought the Communists in the Chinese Civil War settled here after being driven out by the Burmese army across the border. Tea is the main show here in this mountainous settlement. Beautiful tea plantations covering the mountains and there is no... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hike in that region! We made a very nice hike with Coconuts tours (ask for guide Den Wohan aka Kai)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We loved the views, small villages and finally had a good and cheap meal in the "Guesthouse" in Mae Salong. Really a good place for a one day trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We took a privet cab tour. Took about 2500 bht to both of us, kinda similar price to a guided tour. We drovee around Mae salong, waterfalls and hot springs. Do yourself a favor, take a privet tour, go up the 700 stairs to the temple (after you see the tea plantations) and take your time to explore... The historic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Around 2 hours drive to the tea plantation, but the view is nice! Nothing much to see except for the landscape of plantation. Suitable for natural lover and tea lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A beautiful stop when travelling around Chang Rai. These magnificent gardens in the high altitudes with breathtaking views of surrounding hills and mountains must not be missed.

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Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is a must go for tea lovers. I just can't get enough of the fresh air up at the mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is just beautiful. Weather is chilly and place is not crowded. This is a cute little town on the mountain and is full of hill-tribal people. Lots of homemade chinese food available. You may find peace here (if it is not a peak season for travellers). Pick your friends when you go there, make sure they dont complain when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Come for the view....the culture...or the tea...especially the cha cow hom...rice scented tea...the latter will entice you back for...all that is above...heaven

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It takes a bit more than an hour from Chiang Rai center through a windy mountain road (but well maintained) to get to Mae Salong. The scenery on the way, and the panoramic view from the Sinakarintra Stit Mahasantikhiri Pagoda, are both excellent. I would recommend hiring a driver and a car to come here, as the public transportation options... More 

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