Traveling to Mae Salong Nok in Chiang Rai province

View over Mae Salong Nok in Chiang Rai, North Thailand

Reposting from 2017. 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!

One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!