Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Pai are all popular tourist destinations in Thailand, but have you ever heard of Mae Salong? It’s a little village yet to be discovered.
It has a sorrowful past
During the Chinese Civil War, descendants of the nationalist army from the Yunnan Province in China came here to survive. They had to face endless battles even after then.
It’s a prosperous town today
Today, Doi Mae Salong is cultivating tea on a massive scale. The area also has a thriving tourism sector. Travellers who come here can still enjoy the Chinese influence when the locals speak, and even in their food items.
There are many attractions
Doi Mae Salong commemorates its dark past with gratitude to those who fought for the community. The Tomb of General Tuan Shi-wen, the Martyr’s Memorial Hall, Sinakaruntra Stit Mahasantikhiri Pagoda are some of the attractions to visit in addition to the ever-wonderful mountains.
Getting to Doi Mae Salong
If you are holidaying in a hotel in Chiang Rai the likes of Hotel Sooknirund, contact a travel agency and get a tour to Doi Mae Salong booked. Yes, you may use public transport too, but that’ll be time-consuming.