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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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Doi Mae Salong is a primarily Chinese community that offers a variety...

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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Excellent day trip to Mae Salong

About 2.5 hours drive from Chiang Rai. We drove up to the mountain ourselves in a rented 1.5 litre care, stopping at several tea plantations offering excellent views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

About 2.5 hours drive from Chiang Rai. We drove up to the mountain ourselves in a rented 1.5 litre care, stopping at several tea plantations offering excellent views.

Thank travelinfish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE learned that this area is the best tea and coffee producer in the world...it was beautiful, and quiet..the tea, coffee fields are beautiful. We learned how to make tea the REAL way!

Thank charley48
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend posted some pictures of the tea plantation on Facebook and I was determined to behold it as well. I rented a car and drove from Chiang Mai to Mae Salong. Mae Salong doesn't have awesome signage, but seeing the farming communities and the people themselves was very interesting. I stopped at Rai Chaa (Tea Plantation) 101 and tasted... More 

1 Thank Yasdnil_O
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Firstly, its another village but on the top of the mountain. Nice place to visit, to eat and shop. I would suggest getting a place to stay at Doi Mae Salong for a night instead.

2 Thank CaseyOng2014
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The history of the first settlers is well known from previous posts. The drive is windy and magnificently picturesque (about 1 hr one way) and watch out for the locals, they know the road and drive fast. The tea is grown everywhere. Half way through there is a Tea Plantation, where you can sample all kind of teas before buying.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Very beautiful landscape, old temples,nice people. A but off the beaten track,but in any caseworthwhile to come here. The Mae Fah Luang garden nearby is also nice,and to visit the town Mae Salong it self is almost a MUST if you are in the area.. I recommend here to buy the local coffee that they aregrowing here. It is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I think the drive there needs to be included in a review as it is challenging! As I drove to Phu Chi Fa yesterday and I was keen to rate them so if Phu Chi Fa was a 10 this would rate as a 8, that is not taking away the great drive it is and maybe I would reverse... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Pretty, Lovely tea ridges! Breath taking and worth the travel. Weather was hot (end Sept 2015), but we chartered a mini bus so it was still enjoyable. Bring your go pro/ prepare for some awesome panorama!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Seeped in history, beauty and culture. This region is a real treasure in Northern Thailand. I suggest you have a read about this so you know a little of the history prior to visiting or go with a guide. There is so much to learn and enjoy. Just to sit and stare at the view may be enough if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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