Mae Suai District, Chiang Rai Province
Mountain Mist and a Chinese Village
Wawi Mountain is a community of Chinese people. Soldiers of The Republic of China’s 93rd Army Division immigrated here about 50 years and worked as agriculturists. They grew tea and fruit among the quiet and serene atmosphere of the Mae Salong community. Though the village is small tourists can easily sense the simplicity of Chinese community as the same as in the southern part of China. Outside of the village lies a tea plantation that stunningly decorates the view. Near Wawi Mountain, there is a viewpoint for seeing mountain mist above Kat Phi Mountain where is the newest attraction of Mae Suai District. When you are at the 1500-meter high cliff, you can experience the dense fog with the spectacular complexity of Chang mountain. Kat Phi Mountain is about 20 kilometers from Wawi Mountain. The way there is quite rough passing Aka and Yao villages.
The other attraction is Chang Mountain. Here is a high-level agricultural research station and hill tribe people. There are various winter fruits available there such as chestnut, Chinese plum, Chinese peach, and plum. What's more, you must try the delicious fresh roasted Arabica coffee.
The best seller is oo-long tea which was brought by Wawi Chinese people. Another is No. 12 tea which is as tasty as the original tea in Taiwan. You have to taste and buy it as a souvenir at Siriphan Store, Wawi Mountain.