In 2017 I did travel to Mae Salong Nok, a Chinese mountain village in Chiang Rai, North Thailand. The officially Thai name is actually Santikhiri but most time it is referred to as Doi Mae Salong while the real Chinese name is actually Mae Salong Nok. The term Doi actually refers to the all mountain area. The village is located high in the Dean Lao mountain range in Chiang Rai province at about 1.100m above sea-level. And it became famous for the inhabitants as being ex-KMT soldiers. And of course it was also famous for the poppy fields as part of the opium trade in the Golden Triangle. Nowadays it has become an tourist destination with the help of the Royal Projects to turn the poppy fields into tea & fruit plantations. And it is a wonderful area to travel and see the cultural heritage of the former KMT people. Thai tourisme mainly goes there in the winter to enjoy the cool climate and the sea of fog between the mountains (Talay Mok). Highly recommended to go there! If you like some help with organizing your holiday anywhere in Thailand send me an email at Chang Noi @ Traveling in Thailand.
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I belong to that race of men that don't fit in, a race that can't sit still, so they break the hearts of kith and kin and they roam the world at will. In 1985 I started to roam the world at will in Indonesia & Thailand and since then I did not stop. And now living in Thailand I am still roaming the world. If you have a question or need help in planning your holiday in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam ? Send me an email at Chang Noi Traveling in Thailand.
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