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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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Beautiful place to visit

We rented a car and drove from Chiang Rai, it is quite steep, I would say it is not save during rainy days and not suitable by motobike. We stopped at a few tea plantations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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PARIS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented a car and drove from Chiang Rai, it is quite steep, I would say it is not save during rainy days and not suitable by motobike. We stopped at a few tea plantations, although them are quite commercial, they are still nice and worthed to visit. You can walk into the tea plantation, and sometimes you can see... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I went uphill with a taxi. On the top of the mountain is a big platform with a temple which also makes it possible to look at the scenery

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We hired a wonderful private guide to show us this area. I enjoyed a hike to a waterfall and also seeing the tea and coffee plantations that have now replaced the opium fields. The people of the area are really unique.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice real village, no night life but a good insight to local culture. The tea fields and views are spectacular. Good walking and countryside amd a great place to try Yunanese food. The village looks and feels like a Chinese village

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was curious about that little Chinese town in the mountains known for it's tea plantations. Getting there was fun, a bit challenging with rewarding views. Hiking, small town, peace, good tea and great Chinese food is what you come here for. I am glad I did and fell in love with this little place. Stay a few nights and... More 

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Way up in the mountains. Takes quite a while to get there, but the weather was at least 20 degrees F cooler than Chiang Rai. Stunning views. Akha coffee shop great. Also nice halal restaurant and a great Chinese tea shop. Went to the museum that documents the Chinese influence in the region.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doi Mae Salong is a really beautiful place, set atop the mountains very near the border with Myanmar. The drive there from Chiang Rai is stunning, and the views are to die for. There are many tea and coffee plantations along the way. Once you arrive in Doi Mae Salong, it's really quite spread out. There are a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Doi Mae Salong and make a stop here on each of my trips to Thailand just so I can bask in the peacefulness and serenity it offers. There is a cute little town that is in the midst of the mountain and the terraced tea plantations. I generally stay at Little Home but there are lots of small... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for tea sampling at the 101 Tea Plantation, the drive to get there is really scenic, the actual town is very pretty and there are many tea shops where you can stop to sample tea. We chose 101 as it was part of the actual tea plantation, great jasmine flavoured tea served by very friendly and helpful staff.... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I backpacked solo going here as I continued my trip I called Mae Salong Loop. The mountain views from the mini bus were splendid. We had a short stop to take photos in a tea plantation. It would be best though to go here on a bike so you can decide where to stop and for how long because the... More 

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