Rent a motorbike in Chiang Rai and head up the mountains. The curvy, steep roads are in decent condition, and often times you round a corner to have gorgeous mountain scenery unfold in front of you. Google will tell you to take the 1089 but the road is full of potholes. Take the 1234 and 1130, and you can see the mountain clans. Mae Salong is charming. The steps to the temple on the hill (Santikhiri) are physically demanding but rewards you with a great panorama of the town. You should stop at one of the many tea shops around town to sample homegrown tea (Oolong being the specialty).
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