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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 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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Beautiful and worth the trip

A good 1/2 day to spend in the company of flowers. Try the walk through the trees. Easy and fun. If you appreciate beautiful gardens a must

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good 1/2 day to spend in the company of flowers. Try the walk through the trees. Easy and fun. If you appreciate beautiful gardens a must

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The village was not poor as I expected. There are new houses there. Life has been improved. I could not see there was any opium or other drug evidence left.

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip there is half the fun on the winding, up and down roadway. My advice is to get a local driver who knows those roads like the back of his hand. Truth be told we spent very little time in the town, but the temples and viewpoints more than made up for that. We are no longer the shoppers... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the places with the most beautiful vistas in Thailand without a doubt. A must for any motorcyclist in the area, though caution to beginners as the curves can a bit tricky. Take your time going through the area and do go on some back roads if possible, some villages are untouched by tourists!

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alloa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some breathtaking scenery can be viewed on this trip up the mountains.beautiful old village's. Unseen thailand at it's very best

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The surrounding hills are beautiful and so are the tea plantations. The tea factory was unfortunately closed on Sunday when we were there so that was disappointing. The driver took us first to a tea shop nearby, which was also good to try different teas although in a typical Chinese fashion, there was a lot of pressure to buy without... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doi Mae Salong is basically a town of Chinese descendants. There is a local market where they sell various kinds of Chinese teas, food items, local produce and souvenirs. There are some tea plantations where they serve tea to try different tea leaves (free of charge) and sell teas. 101 Tea Plantation is a good place for this and their... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not particularly interesting but its a nice day out on the bike. make sure you follow the the road that goes north and east of doi mae salong, nice tea plantations and stuff along the road. personally, i would not want to go in a car or van.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day in the authentic Akha Mudhouse Maesalong. The leader Yohun and his family opened their house to cooking, eating together, experiencing the life at a community with a good sustainable project, with interesting construction, garbage selection and many other good iniciatives! Recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 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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