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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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Up in the Mountains

We have driven from Chiang Mai to Maesalong. We did not take the main route, it was a small street up the hill (quite a bit scary) On Top there was a beautiful Tempel with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
René O
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have driven from Chiang Mai to Maesalong. We did not take the main route, it was a small street up the hill (quite a bit scary) On Top there was a beautiful Tempel with a superb view. After this we arrived in Maesalong and went to the Maesalong Mountain House. it was in the middle of a Tee Plantation... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The village of Mae Salong was settled about seventy years ago by Chinese nationalists fleeing Chairman Mao. They maintained an army here hoping and fought in battles up until the late 1970's. They still speak Mandarin. While here we visited the Martyrs' Museum, a local village, a tea plantation and tried some local teas. Be very careful if you decide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To get to Mae Salong from Chiang Rai it took us 3.5 hours total on public transport (1h to Mae Chan via bus, 1 hour to the bottom of the mountain via tuk tuk and 1 hour to Mae Salong via tuk tuk - .5h for transit and locals getting on and off the bus). The last shuttle leaves to... More 

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Thank Ellie H
Patong, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks strange to see a Chinese village in Thailand, but it´s good to visit them. You are more them welcome. Of course they try to sell some tourists stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a private tour we saw this beautiful area and a lot of nearby authentic villages (no tourists at all, no markets). On the same route you can also see pineapple plantations and few temples where thai people go meditating surrounded by the majestic rainforest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mae Salong is a very famous tea area, most of the times owned by Chinese Thai. But there is more than tea. This is really an authentic Chinese-Thai area with a great atmosphere. Markets are nice to visit and the people are really friendly.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful landscapes, very natural - definitely worth a visit and good fun to take photos there. Nice for a family trip too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little market town on the ridge from 101 tea plantation to the main road out to Myanmar. Its worth staing at least overnight in this area to appreciate the morning hilltribe market and the monks who come down to receive alms from the shops. The sunset sees some great bars overlooking the tea plantations from up here.. Some... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ride up to this place was beautiful and very scenic but when we arrived there really wasn't anything much to see or do

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