Mae Salong is a good place to buy tea. We love to walk around the peaceful village. Night time is so quite but be careful of the incoming car and motor, they ride and drive like no body road.
Enjoy the cool weather!
Mae Salong is more of a small town. There is a good little day market and a wat in town to see. A good bakery which does paninis.
Visit the tea fields, and then relax with a cuppa looking at the stunning scenery
A very culturally diverse city. The Chinese influence here is astounding and visiting their museum will explain everything.
If you love Chinese tea, you can spend days sampling the different varieties of tea from the different plantations. It is predominantly Chinese and Akha here and the difference in culture, lifestyle, etc is stark. Will definitely visit again and spend more time learning about the people.
the food here is really great and unique, being so close to China, the chinese influence on the food culture is undeniable.
the locals have a good grasp of the chinese language as well, as i was fully able to communicate with them. so for the chinese speaking tourists, check out this gem in thailand. the are many attractions in the area, and they are all well marked with clear signages. I had only time to visit the empress' temple after a gruelling climb but the view was definitely worth it. Highly recommend this place. the location itself is rather remote, being in the mountains, with a few fixed buses going into and out of the town, with a fixed schedule. once you miss it, it'll be a hefty bill to get yourself a taxi to get into or out of the mountains, so do plan ahead before visitig