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Doi Mae Salong
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Doi Mae Salong

Doi Mae Salong is one of the most prominent mountains in Thailand, and constitutes the extensive Daen Lao Range in the northern part of Thailand.

It is located right near the Thai/Burmese border and is within close proximity of the famous Golden Triangle of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

Doi Mae Salong Mountain & Golden Triangle Trekking Tour, Chiang Mai

Part of the region’s popularity can be attributed to its proximity to the Kuomintang settlement. This settlement was made up of immigrants who escaped Burma, consequently integrating the Burmese influence into local Thai traditions. One of the most famous places for tourists visiting the mountain peak is a tour of Santikhiri Village, a quaint settlement where visitors can immerse themselves in traditional Thailand.

A trek up Doi Mae Salong leads up to panoramic views of the surrounding area. Depending on the weather, you may be welcomed by a stunning sea of fog that lifts to make way for the sun’s rays. You will also see the rolling slopes of nothing but green carpet-like tea plantations. It is common to spot tourists wandering across the vast plantations.

Away from the plantations on the mountain, you could also proceed to the tea factories where you will get to see live demonstration of tea processing. Grab a cup of hot tea and simply soak in the beauty of this amazing destination at sunset.

Other attractions on the mountain include the General Tuan Cemetery, the Martyrs’ Memorial Museum as well as the majestic statue of the Princess Mother. The best time to visit is during December through to February when the hills are covered with white plum blossoms and pink sakura cherry blossoms. It can be cool in the mornings and evenings, so make sure to bring a jacket. Nature lovers will fall in love with the diverse fauna on Doi Mae Salong.

Address
At the end of Route 1234
Travel west off Route 1130 (opposite the Ban Santi Khiri School) and then follow Route 1234 3.5km to the top of the mountain
Mae Salong Nok, Mae Fa Luang

Operating Hours
8am-5pm

Phone
+66 53 717 433

Ticket Prices / Admission
Free

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