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Walk into a retro environment and enjoy coffee in a passenger car connected to a steam engine. All situated in the mountain area of Samoeng. One of Chiang Mais good instagram – hotspots.

One of the best things about Chiang Mai is that you are never far from nature. Last weekend I went with the kids for a glamping experience by the Wang River in the Panghai area. The Doi Saket district hasn’t really been on my radar much. But after this weekend all that changed.

On the winding mountain roads between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, you encounter this pleasant little river town by the Maekok river. A good place to break for a few hours and enjoy some panorama views of the landscape.

Theresa Teng is arguably the most loved singer in Taiwan and China. There is a special connection to Chiang Mai since she would here for inspiration. But she also passed away here. Many people used to come and see her suite in The Imperial Mae Ping hotel.

Do you want to relax by one of the greatest rivers in the world? Are you on you way to Luang Prabang. Then this is your place to stay.

A visit to Doi Mae Salong, elevation 1367 meter above sea level, was part of last summers roadtrip over the mountains from Chiang Mai to Chiang Saen. Doi Mae Salong is to describe it shortly a community settled by the former Kuomintang nationalist forces, the 93rd Division who moved from Myanmar to reside on Thai territory in 1961. The Chinese settlers gradually became cultivators of tea, and now Mae Salong is also a tourist attraction… Read More