Doi Mae Salong

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Chiang Rai

Also known as Santi Khiri, this is the settlement of Yunnan Chinese who came with the 93rd Infantry of Kuomintang led by General Tuan Si Woen in 1961. 

Doi Mae Salong

The area is now a bustling tourist resort with hotels and restaurants for those who come to enjoy clean air and the simple folk lifestyle. Mountainside plantations of coffee, and fruit orchards, provide scenic variety. The area is particularly picturesque in December and January when Thai cherry trees are in blossom.

Phra Borommathat Chedi Si Nakharin

Phra Borommathat Chedi Si Nakharin This is another popular place of worship on Doi Mae Salong. 



Tea Shop

Tea ShopTea is Doi Mae Salongs cash crop exported as far as Bangkok and Taiwan. Tea plantations spread along the mountain terrains. The varieties grown here are both local and imported kinds. Tea shops on Doi Mae Salong allow tourists to have a pre-purchase taste of the tea. Other take-home products available include temperate fruits. preserved fruits, and Chinese ingredients. 



The Sakura Route

The Sakura RouteFrom early or the end of January is the time for the Thai variety of cherry blossoms (locally called Nang Phaya Sue-Khrong meaning tigress flowers). More than 4 kilometers of roadway on Doi Mae Salong are then decorated with pink blossoms. Tigress flowers belong to the same family as cherries, peaches and plums. They usually thrive on high grounds, about 1,000 – 2,000 meters above sea level. 



General Tuans Grave and Memorial

This marblegrave site provides a superb lookout point to admire Mae Salong vista of greenery.