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Doi Mae Salong

#4 of 84 things to do in Chiang Rai Features Animals
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese tea” (7 reviews)
“tea shops” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected more, it's like every other village we drove through to get there. We did enjoy the monument at the top though.

Thank janetwilson30
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Fantastic trip in the mountains. Completely change of scenery and climate. Cooler wind and beautiful mountains. We did it with children age 8 and 12. Both enjoyed.

Thank Pepa2010_11
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The drive there is a little bit too long with young kids, and there is nothing really to do there, the monument on the top of the mountain was interesting.

1  Thank charlotteellison66
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I visited Doi Mae Salong for a day trip with public transport. Managed to climb up the stairs to Doi Mae Salong and went 101 tea plantations by hire a bike. From Chiang Rai temporary bus terminal, I took a public bus to Mae Chan...More

2  Thank Tungmui_Joyce
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Not much to see especially on a gloomy cloudy day. Some yunnan handicraft shops and shrines. Winding and steep roads driving there.

Thank Heronie M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

jsut be sure you do not confuse mae salong with doi mae salong; mae salong is a touristy village; the doi is at the top of the mountain nearby and is a nice temple; these teo are Not the same thing; many people think they...More

1  Thank vern d
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Loved the place, Wang Put Tan hotel/tea house with great views of the surrounding rolling hills with the scattered hill tribes villages, trekking walks, tea plantations, interesting village history, and the wonderful Sweet MaeSalong coffee bakery shop across the street with the best French Croissant...More

Thank tasha166
Reviewed 12 March 2017

70 km far from town. I rented the motorbike and rode up there. There are the villagers who sell the local product like strawberry , tea and visit the General soldier musuem.

Thank TayLunlaa
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed 1 night. Great view and setting. Lovely people. Great for chilling and walking around absorbing the local way of life and the surroundings. The people we encountered were all amazingly lovely, and spoke mandarin.

Thank Yasotha C
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Take a careful look at the mountains leading to this place and you will discover a formation. Understand from close friends it actually has a formation of a lady and did not believe it until I saw with my own eyes. Take a close and...More

Thank LeowJason
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30 September 2016|
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Response from 110larsj | Reviewed this property |
Hi, 1. the road is very curvey, but by scooter definitly a very nice experience! Sometimes it goes up very steep ;-) all in all i was hitchhiking up there which was pretty easy :-) 2. the road sings are clear as they are... More
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20 July 2016|
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Response from Carolyn G | Reviewed this property |
You can probably find a bus that would be going there on a day tour which you could get on. All the tour companies in Chiang Rai do tours to Doi Mae Salong. It's a popular and well known tour. However, we organised a... More
17 February 2016|
Response from Wittaya C | Reviewed this property |
Depends on which car u rent. Just general JPN mid/small car u could reach anywhere u want.