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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Mae Sai and Mae Salong Day Trip from Chiang Rai
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Tourist focused Chinese Village

The whole village seems to be focused on tourists. Still the market is a nice stroll and their is a couple of good yunnan restaurants. The Oolong tea we tasted at some stall was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole village seems to be focused on tourists. Still the market is a nice stroll and their is a couple of good yunnan restaurants. The Oolong tea we tasted at some stall was good and there are some tea plantations one can visit near the village.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the road is quite scary with lots of sharp curves, it's worth a visit if you're nearby. I'd recommend to go during winter as you may spot some sea of mist. Also, Yunnan food is a must to try.

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Thank Tawan U
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those villages worth visiting just for the fresh air and views. We stayed about 60kms away and drove up for the day, it was cold(15c.)and damp but every turn gave great views of paddy and coffee and villages set into the sides of hills.The road twists and turns with very steep and sharp turns. The village... More 

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Thank Bob L
Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regretted that we didn't had an overnight stay at this lovely integrated Doi of tribal and Chinese migrants. Love the historic values. The village was ample, simple and so much similarities of Republic of China(Taiwan). A tinkling feeling of the migrants missing their homeland. The amount of tea shops are fascinating. Do support to help the survival of culture. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mountain is just breath taking. I was lucky to have visited it with an owner of the accommodation I was staying in. We drove around Doi Mae Salong on the off beaten path and came across some stunning landscape. The fresh mountain air is very refreshing.

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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth passing by a bit of China. Enjoy a hot pot in the small restaurant as well as some tea. Worth using the old road from Mae Chan to join Mae Salong. Then join Mae Sai through the road along Myanmar boarder.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying for some days in Chiang Rai I booked a daytour to Mae Sai (Thai-Burmese border), Doi Tung (Royal Villa and splendid Mae Fa Luang Garden) and Doi Mae Salong. "DOI" is the Thai word for mountain, hill. The Doi Mae Salong is a mountain of 1200m high. The winding road to the top is really ok and many times... More 

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Saint Augustine, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

While on a tour, we visited the Hill Tribe in Mae Salong. These are the people where the women wear the brass rings on their necks. It was an amazing experience! Some of them performed a tribal song/dance for us. We were able to visit with them and experience what it is like to wear those brass rings (VERY heavy!).... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Getting away from busy Bangkok and looking for some place I can discover myself, I have use my precious 10 days vacation practice mediation at Wat Prathad Santitham. Beautiful scenery peaceful atmosphere and simple way of life here help me recharge my personal battery to go back and work efficiently again.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We left Chiang Rai at 11.00 am. We'd travelled and stayed for two nights in Chiang Rai specifically to visit Mae Salong. What a dissapointment. The car trip to the village along roadworks under construction was dangerous. When we finally reached the village there was little to see. We turned the car around and returned to Chiang Rai by the... More 

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