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Visit Doi Chang (Chiang Rai)

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Doi Chang

Thai name : ดอยช้าง

GPS : 19.79801159,99.55262491 (See on the map)
Chiang Rai

Presentation

Like all ''doi'' in Thailand, Doi Chang is a mountain. Close to Chiang Rai City, Doi Chang is known throughout Thailand for its world-class unique coffee. Here, formerly, the region was a place of culture and traffic of opium. Thanks to a royal project initiated by King Bhumibhol Adulyadej, Rama 9, to improve people's livelihoods and reduce the illicit cultivation of drugs in the area, hill tribe farmers were encouraged to grow winter plants rather than opium. The Arabica coffee plants were one of the winter crops provided for this project. Today, Doi Chaang coffee is one of the most famous coffee in the world and the best in Thailand. Going up to the village of Doi Chang, you will be able to see the coffee plantations, discover the stages of its cultivation and processing and of course enjoy and buy Doi Chaang coffeee. You can also meet the hill tribes who live up there and grow coffee and other cultures and see great views. At the top; there is also the Doi Chaang Coffee Academy. If you love nature and coffee, Doi Chang is for you !

Practical information about Doi Chang

To visit Doi Chang, you have no choice, you need to have your own means of transport or to rent a car or a van with driver or find a tour agency taking clients there.

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