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Doi Mae Salong

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 26 Attractions in Chiang Rai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Mountains, Lookouts
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,... more » 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. « less
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Chiang Kham, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Been motorcycle riding there for years. Great views and lovely people up the top. Great coffee and desserts available. Certainly has a wonderful history. Will be back there soon

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was such a long ride, just to see another village. Nothing specially about it, and the only reason it exists is in order to convince tourists to come and buy overpriced tea. You come, eat, buy something, and leave. Nothing special to see. Skip it..

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The roads were not that good in some places, but the country side was fantastic and seeing a traditional Chinese Village up in the mountains of Thailand was certainly different. I loved the smell around there as well as there was a lot of tea growing and drying as well. If you are driving yourself allow at least half a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A good place to visit in winter. Cool weather surrounded by mountain of tea. Don't miss the Oolong or Wulong, high tea young leaves that's sweet-scented and really nice taste, no need sugar added. The Chinese restaurants here are also excellent.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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. Doi Mae Salong is nestled in the mountains and has a great selection of local teas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Drove up with Khun Chai, recommend him if you need a good trustworthy driver (call him at 0831531994). His English is good and he drives safely. Went up to the village, tea plantation and do not forget to stop at the Sweet Maesalong Coffeeshop for coffee or lunch, very nice!

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Riga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is very different Thailand. We visited in dark cloudy day when there was a mist over hills, it made the place to look really exotic. We made a day trip to Mae Salong from Chaing Rai. The road to Mae Salong in hills is very beautiful, we also visited tea plantation on the way.

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Our trip to doi Mae salong was really worth our trip. It was part of a further trip to Laos, Myanmar and chiang rai by car. Along our way to doi Mae salong (start point Mae rim) we fell in love with its nature. In doi Mae salong you smell the teaplants all day long, the village it self is... More

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Perth
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I really enjoyed being able to chill out in Mae Salong for a weekend. The ride up from Mae Chan in local transport was a highlight and very cheap. The vehicle stops in the centre of town which is conveniently near several accommodation options. The Saturday market was very ordinary but the morning market was great. Just get there well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Winding roads up to the top of the hill, lovely gardens, and an interesting Chinese Community. Went to museum, and also enjoyed a great chinese-style lunch here.

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