Introducing Mae Salong (Santikhiri)
For a taste of China without crossing any international borders, head to this atmospheric village perched on the back hills of Chiang Rai. Although Mae Salong is now thoroughly on the beaten track, its hilltop setting, Chinese residents, and abundance of hill tribes and tea plantations converge in a unique destination not unlike a small town in southern China's Yunnan Province. It's a great place to kick back for a couple of days, and the surrounding area is ripe for exploration.
Mae Salong (Santikhiri) destination guides
3-Day Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle Tour Including Doi Mae Salong
Discover the charm of northern Thailand and the notorious Golden Triangle – the meeting point of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) – on this three-day tour with a local guide! Traveling by minibus round-trip from Chiang Mai, explore the underground chambers of Chiang Dao Caves, bathe an elephant in a jungle river, and see where the Ruak and Mekong rivers converge.
Private Tour: Hill Tribe Villages and Tea Plantation from Chiang Rai
Explore the hill tribe villages of northern Thailand and visit a tea plantation on this private tour from Chiang Rai. Throughout the day you’ll see hill tribe villages and learn from your guide about the traditions of the people you meet.