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One Day at Doi Mae Salong - Visit Long Neck Tribe & Yunnan Community

Experience a side of Thailand away from city lights and shoppings malls; Chiang Rai is a mountainous city steeped in ancient charm. This full-day tour will take you to the villages such as Doi Mae Salong, and to see local temples and the Karen long-neck woman.
  • Departure: Chiang Rai
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  • Duration: Approximately 9 hours
  • Meeting time: Approximately 09:00
  • Meeting point: At your hotel lobby
  • Experience village life at Doi Mae Salong
  • Visit local pagodas
  • See the famous Karen long-neck women
  • Admire their incredible arts and crafts
  • Explore rural Thailand
  • Watch Chinese and Thai cultures come together
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Pick up
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.Pick up and drop off service is available for accommodations in city center. If you are not sure where your hotel is please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.Guests stay outside of city center will be advised an additional surcharge (if any) subject to distance. This surcharge is to pay on spot to a tour guide or driver.
Attractions at Doi Mae Salong
Sinakarintra Stit Mahasantikhiri Pagoda situates on the highest spot of Doi Mae Salong. The pagoda is adapted Lanna building with many stories. Each story offers a nice lookout to beautiful scenery.  Former Chinese  National Army Monument Thailand was built as a memorial to Chinese National soldiers who lived in this village and helped Thai government army to fight communism.The Tomb of General Duan Si Wern, former Haw or Yunnan Chinese 5th Battalion, 93rd Brigade. The tomb’s area also offers viewpoint to Mae Salong mountain. Buatong field, Doi Mae Hua Kam, situates in Mae Salong village near by Mae Sa Long mountain. It is very popular Buatong or Mexican Sunflower blooming festival in Thailand during year end season.Tea Plantation 101 is one of the most famous Chiang Rai Attractions. The tea trees are lined in staircase field. You can experience tea picking and production, tea brewing, and tea tasting. Of course, tea as souvenir are available for purchase. Wang Pud Tarn tea plantation is another attraction where tourists love to visit. Thanks to lion statues and a sculpture of a big tea pot pouring tea in to aa cup at the entrance of the field. 
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather local conditions without a notice in advance.Due to lots of attractions at Doi Mae Salong, so to visit each place is subject to availability and time.
  • Vehicle
  • Driver
  • Gas
  • Guide (English)
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Other expense
  • Tips

Looking for unique things to do in Chiang Rai? Explore the Hill Tribe Community and Chinese Yunnan Community at Doi Mae Salong

Chiang Rai is a melting pot of outside influences. The community at Doi Mae Salong mountain that tops the town is steeped in Chinese culture, and it interesting to see the marriage of Thailand and China so seamlessly represented here. Thailand isn't all big cities and hopping nightlife; Chiang Rai has an ancient charm that resonates deeply. This full-day tour is all about getting to know the mountainous city's villages and temples.Pictorial pagodas offer an insight into Thai religion and craftsmanship. Note the splendor and reverence with which Chiang Rai’s pagodas were created.Village life is a large part of this tour. You will explore the famous Karen village, where women lengthen their necks with brass rings and create some of the most beautifully handcrafted clothing in Thailand. Scarves of all lengths and fabrics make for colourful stalls of homemade wares, as well as other homemade crafts such as croaking wooden frogs and dancing puppets.
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