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Doi Mae Salong

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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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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... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 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 

Thank nuthatch46201
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

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!

Thank Edward C
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

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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Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 

Thank MarciTravels
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 

Thank Masa G
Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

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.

Thank Steve H
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 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!

Thank monicasrosales
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Reviewed 13 January 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.

Thank guycallednik
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Although the road is quite scary with lots of sharp curves, it's worth a visit if you're nearby. I'd recommend to go during winter as you may spot some sea of mist. Also, Yunnan food is a must to try.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of those villages worth visiting just for the fresh air and views. We stayed about 60kms away and drove up for the day, it was cold(15c.)and damp but every turn gave great views of paddy and coffee and villages set into the sides of hills.The road twists and turns with very steep and sharp turns. The village... More 

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