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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

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Phuket, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Regretted that we didn't had an overnight stay at this lovely integrated Doi of tribal and Chinese migrants. Love the historic values. The village was ample, simple and so much similarities of Republic of China(Taiwan). A tinkling feeling of the migrants missing their homeland. The amount of tea shops are fascinating. Do support to help the survival of culture. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This mountain is just breath taking. I was lucky to have visited it with an owner of the accommodation I was staying in. We drove around Doi Mae Salong on the off beaten path and came across some stunning landscape. The fresh mountain air is very refreshing.

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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Worth passing by a bit of China. Enjoy a hot pot in the small restaurant as well as some tea. Worth using the old road from Mae Chan to join Mae Salong. Then join Mae Sai through the road along Myanmar boarder.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Staying for some days in Chiang Rai I booked a daytour to Mae Sai (Thai-Burmese border), Doi Tung (Royal Villa and splendid Mae Fa Luang Garden) and Doi Mae Salong. "DOI" is the Thai word for mountain, hill. The Doi Mae Salong is a mountain of 1200m high. The winding road to the top is really ok and many times... More 

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