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Old 07-17-2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 1
This year i had 4 weeks in north thailand, complete distance 6000km. I make some trips with 2 groups. The first group with 3 friends, the other with one friend. The loops start in chiang mai and go to Khun Yuam or Mae Hong Son, then to Pai, Thaton, Mae Salong, Chiang Rai River (My Dream Guesthouse), Chiang Rai. We rent the motorbike, a Kawasaki KLX 250 from Pop because last year good service (this year too). The price was 600 Baht (13 Euro) per day when you rent up 2 weeks. The pictures from the different places:

Doi Pui near Chiang Mai, a popy flower


Doi Pui near Chiang Mai, a ganja plant


On the coffe farm near Chiang Mai, funny


Centara Duangtawan Hotel swimmingpool (Gym, Sauna, Pool for 400 Baht)


Doi Inthanon temple and garden


Doi inthanon temple and garden


Doi Inthanon garden


Vachirithan waterfall near Doi Inthanon



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Old 07-17-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 2

North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 2
This year i had 4 weeks in north thailand, complete distance 6000km. I make some trips with 2 groups. The first group with 3 friends, the other with one friend. The loops start in chiang mai and go to Khun Yuam or Mae Hong Son, then to Pai, Thaton, Mae Salong, Chiang Rai River (My Dream Guesthouse), Chiang Rai. We rent the motorbike, a Kawasaki KLX 250 from Pop because last year good service (this year too). The price was 600 Baht per day when you rent up 2 weeks. The pictures from the different places:

Hardcore tour Doi Suthep Someng


Gasoline in Wat Chan (Dirt Road Samoeng - Mae Hong Son)


Dirt Road Wat Chan to Mae Hong Son


Wat Chan to Mae Hong Son


On Temple in Mae Hong Son in the morning


Rak Thai, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma


Rak Thai, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma


Pan Ung Lake, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma



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Old 07-25-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
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That temple is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Great photos!

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Old 07-27-2010, 07:57 AM   #4
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North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 2
This year i had 4 weeks in north thailand, complete distance 6000km. I make some trips with 2 groups. The first group with 3 friends, the other with one friend. The loops start in chiang mai and go to Khun Yuam or Mae Hong Son, then to Pai, Thaton, Mae Salong, Chiang Rai River (My Dream Guesthouse), Chiang Rai. We rent the motorbike, a Kawasaki KLX 250 from Pop because last year good service (this year too). The price was 600 Baht per day when you rent up 2 weeks. The pictures from the different places:

Hardcore tour Doi Suthep Someng


Gasoline in Wat Chan (Dirt Road Samoeng - Mae Hong Son)


Dirt Road Wat Chan to Mae Hong Son


Wat Chan to Mae Hong Son


On Temple in Mae Hong Son in the morning


Rak Thai, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma


Rak Thai, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma


Pan Ung Lake, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma



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Old 08-22-2010, 11:12 PM   #5
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Nice photos, I am heading to Chiang Mai for 10 days in November, where did you rent the KLX from? I have ordered the gt-rider maps, any advice for heading to that region? Thanks in advance
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:54 AM   #6
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Hi,
we rent it the last 2 years from POP. But Mr. Mechanic good to.
POP is a very big company. All the shops for rent are near Tapae Gate.
The rate is about 600-800 Baht per day.

When you use GPS then you can do some very good tours. If you not use it then you must look for tours with signs or make a tour with guide (mr mechanic).

I like the tours near Chiang Rai, Mae Salong and Thaton (the armee colapsed road on the border). Also very nice is the tour from pai to Doi Ang Khang, to Fang and Thaton.
Another good tour goes from Chiang Rai to Mae Sai on the highway and back on the burma-border via Doi Tung.

From Chiang Mai you can do "warm up" tours. the first one: Up to doi suthep, to Doi Pui, 2 km back and the dirt road to the coffe farm, to Huai Ting Tao lake for lunch.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:56 AM   #7
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North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 3

North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 3
This year i had 4 weeks in north thailand, complete distance 6000km. I make some trips with 2 groups. The first group with 3 friends, the other with one friend. The loops start in chiang mai and go to Khun Yuam or Mae Hong Son, then to Pai, Thaton, Mae Salong, Chiang Rai River (My Dream Guesthouse), Chiang Rai. We rent the motorbike, a Kawasaki KLX 250 from Pop because last year good service (this year too). The price was 600 Baht per day when you rent up 2 weeks. The pictures from the different places:

Pan Ung Lake, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma


Pan Ung Lake, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma


Aussie Burger in Mae Hong Son in the Sunflower Restaurant on the lake


Mae Hong son Guesthouse, good and cheap


Viewpoint between Mae Hong son and Pai


Tham Lot Cave in Soppong


Cake go O, my favorite bakery in pai, very good cake!


Rivercrossing on the way to Mae Wang, near Pai



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Old 08-27-2010, 06:58 AM   #8
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Beautiful ride! Say, is that KLX fuel injected?

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Beautiful.
That's where I want to go... and stay till I die.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:00 AM   #10
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Beautiful ride! Say, is that KLX fuel injected?

Yes it is and tachometer LCD. About 3,5l/100km. The power of the KLX is is a little poor. I think the Honda or Yamaha is much more better but expensive. POP, the shop where i rent told me that the new Kawasaki KLX 250 cost him 150.000 Baht, about 3500 Euro.
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On the coffe farm near Chiang Mai, funny

Damn,what is that horrible deformation on that chickens ass? lol
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:01 PM   #12
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very enjoyable

great photos. another place i need to ride. looking forward to more photos
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:01 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info, your photos are excellent and I cant wait to get over there
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:23 PM   #14
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If you have a Garmin or compatible ,
try to get the "Thailand Street map 10 EN"
It covers even the most small Dirtroads .

You can get it in Bangkok
at Ma Bu Kong Shopping Center ( 3rd Floor )
but the Shop is between the 500 Telefon Shops not easy to find .

or at Seacon Sqare Shopping Center (Basement)
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:58 PM   #15
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Thanks, I am heading up through bangkok but am not sure how long ill have to look around before heading up to chiang mai. I have ordered the gt-rider maps but they have pulled the pin on the north thailand gps routes and are only covering laos with gps routes now. Sorry for the thread hijack.
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