The Tiny Town of Mae Salong in Chiang Rai bears a distinctive Chinese Past

  The Martyr’s Memorial Hall in Doi Mae Salong (Image: Wikipedia) The history of Doi Mae Salong community set against a backdrop of the Chinese Civil War after after Mao Zedong’s communist party victory in China, the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) armies were led by Chiang Kai-shek who later retreated to Taiwan. From the defeated army, the General Tuan Shi-wen led about 4,000 soldiers of Kuomintang (KMT) 93rd Division…

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