Less than one hour drive from Ahsa Farm Stay lies the Chang Moop Range, marking the border with Myanmar. Impressive limestone cliffs overlook tiny Lahu, Akha and Hmong hill tribes villages and their coffee plantations. Some of the finest Thai coffee brands are produced here.
Along the way, stops at the Mae Fah Luang Royal Residence and Botanical Gardens as well as at Wat Pra That Doi Tung Temple are more than worthy.
In this area you can also find Tham Luang Cave, made famous by Mu Pa team rescue.
Doi Maae Salong - tea plantations and cultural diversity
Home of chinese and hill tribes refugees arrived in the area during the past Century, Doi Mae Salong features today contrasting scenarios, culture, architecture and traditions. The Chinese brought the tea plantation tradition along with them and this consitutes today the most distinguished characteristic of the mountain.
The monutain top, overlooked by a modern temple, is some 40 minutes drive from Ahsa Farm Stay. You will find some of the most beautiful tea plantation along the way.
In recent years, some of the most renowned local artists have engaged in architectural competition enriching the town with astonishing pieces of art featuring a blend between modern and ancient styles.
Wat Rong Khun, better known worldwide as “the white temple” is among the most celebrated but Baan Dam, or “the black house” also worths a visit.
Chiang Rai night bazaars are also a place where to find fine handicrafts. The largest and most colorful ones are held during the weekend.