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Doi Mae Salong

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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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“yunnan food” (6 reviews)
“mountain town” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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"chinese village"
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"yunnan food"
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"mountain town"
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"day trip"
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"tea and coffee"
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"interesting history"
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"beautiful area"
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"hill tribe"
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"northern thailand"
in 12 reviews
"thai government"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"worth the trip"
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"public bus"
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"take your time"
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"oolong"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The ride up through the mountains was exciting indeed. We stopped at a small tea house, and the elderly lady brewed six different teas for us. The process was quite involved and it was obvious that she enjoyed her work and was very proud of...More

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Went here on an Intrepid trip. Lovely little village with friendly locals. Interesting history to the place with many of the residents of Chinese heritage. The temple is worth the walk up to for the view over the surrounding countryside. The whole place was very...More

Thank FalloverDave
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Located within easy reach from Chiang Rai, this hilltop town is predominantly famous for its tea plantations spread out all over (tea variety is mostly of puer and oolong type). Lots of accommodation is available and within very reasonable price range. On top of highest...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Most beautiful town of Northern Thailand that I have ever been too. I cannot express how gorgeous the serenity of this place is until you witness it with your own eyes.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Beautiful drive in the mountains. Along pineapple fields. Friendly people everywhere. There is one place where you can taste tea. They sell tea too. And also other nice items which you can give as a souvenir. In the middle of the town are more souvenir...More

Thank jdrooge
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Good to go at this place during November - January. Have a good hotel at there. Food is good. I recommend pork loin.

Thank P.U. J
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We actually stayed up at the Akha Mud House just out of town and came here for the day. There was a lively market on Sunday and we thoroughly enjoyed our day.

Thank SuzannahA
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We drove carefully up here. The road wasn't perfect. We had to drive slowly. Actually, not much to visit here. The mountain was plenty of tea plants. Not many big trees have left. There were many restaurants there. What we liked here was Yunnan food....More

Thank Nutharin
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

A fantastic part of northern Thailand. Lots of little hill tribe villages. We visited the town for some time. wandered the markets, brought some great uloong from a little tea shop which had tastings and also visited plantations. The area itself has an interesting history.

Thank RobandJoPerth
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautiful landscape. Small town which selling all kinds of Tea & local delicious. Friendly people around.

Thank flag808
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SweyneBoy
29 May 2018|
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Response from singhasam | Reviewed this property |
THIS is a huge area so at least two nights and make sure you chat to the locals. There are so many hidden away gems and many of them have never appeared in a guide book. Many local tour companies will spend an entire day... More
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24 December 2017|
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Response from ponsie c | Reviewed this property |
I saw that I saw local small bus (the converted pick up 2 row seater) at the foot hill of the road before going up Mae Salong (the only road up). May be you can check with shops at the central area with shops (the big... More
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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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