Maesalong is part of the North in Thailand, about 1200 m. above sea level, there is a settlement
for Chinese community, descendants from Chinese anti-communist
army which flied from China when the communist army
won the civil war about 50 years ago. Main group of
the people are Chinese and hill-tribe groups are also
living near by. It is a village surrounded by tea
plantation and mountains and very quiet, relaxing
and cool place, and ideal place to escape from the
heat of South East Asia.
It is accessible from Chiang Rai and Thaton, 2 hour
by bus and songthiaw. Total distance is 76 km from
Maesalong little home free copy map of maesalong and
walk around the village. Famous for cherry/plumb blossoms
But the best thing is just enjoy nice scenery and
Tea: most famous product. Many shops
selling tea. At most of the shops you can ask to taste
some for free. Coffee is another product but quality
Buddha pagoda: on the top of the mountain. You can
climb up Take the right road from the songthiaw stop.
It may takes 15-20min. on foot. Very hard. You can
get very nice view to all the valley.
Trekking on horse