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“Worth the visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wat Santikhiri Temple

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“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

We took a three day tour from Chiang Rai and enjoyed chilling in this attractive little Chinese-flavoured hill town. We climbed to the temple for great views and played on the wooden swing/ trapeze thing on the way down. Mostly we enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle, the little bakeries and walking around. Apparently a lot of people do day trips but we were glad we stayed overnight and enjoyed the peacefulness.

Visited January 2012
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“Out of this world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2011

We rented motorbikes in Chiang Rai and made the journey up here. We accidently overshot the turnoff for Mae Salong by almost an hour and ended up in Thaton. We're glad we did because Wat Thaton was one of the most amazing, beautiful temples I've seen in Thailand (300+). Anyways, we circled around and finally made it up to Mae Salong and we weren't disappointed. The road was fine, but a bit steep. Most beginners could do this ride comfortably. Once there, we stayed at Akha Guesthouse. This location was great because it was right in front of a morning market where local hilltribe people gather to sell food and other goods. Don't miss the old tea park outside of town with the enormous oversized tea cups. 2 days is probably enough time to see what you need to see here, but the best part is just relaxing and taking in the views and atmosphere. If you listen, you'll hear more Chinese than Thai here.

Visited October 2011
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