North Thailand Great Views 2010

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  1. helbob

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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
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    Doi Pui near Chiang Mai, a ganja plant
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    On the coffe farm near Chiang Mai, funny
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    Centara Duangtawan Hotel swimmingpool (Gym, Sauna, Pool for 400 Baht)
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    Doi Inthanon temple and garden
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    Doi inthanon temple and garden
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    Doi Inthanon garden
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    Vachirithan waterfall near Doi Inthanon
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    More will follow in the next days
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  2. helbob

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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
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    Gasoline in Wat Chan (Dirt Road Samoeng - Mae Hong Son)
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    Dirt Road Wat Chan to Mae Hong Son
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    Wat Chan to Mae Hong Son
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    On Temple in Mae Hong Son in the morning
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    Rak Thai, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma
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    Rak Thai, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma
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    Pan Ung Lake, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma
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  3. Craigart14

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    That temple is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Great photos!

    Craig
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  4. helbob

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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
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    Gasoline in Wat Chan (Dirt Road Samoeng - Mae Hong Son)
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    Dirt Road Wat Chan to Mae Hong Son
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    Wat Chan to Mae Hong Son
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    On Temple in Mae Hong Son in the morning
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    Rak Thai, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma
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    Rak Thai, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma
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    Pan Ung Lake, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma
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  5. Cromagnon

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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 :ear
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  6. helbob

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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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  7. helbob

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    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
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    Pan Ung Lake, about 40km of Mae Hong Son on the border to Burma
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    Aussie Burger in Mae Hong Son in the Sunflower Restaurant on the lake
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    Mae Hong son Guesthouse, good and cheap
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    Viewpoint between Mae Hong son and Pai
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    Tham Lot Cave in Soppong
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    Cake go O, my favorite bakery in pai, very good cake!
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    Rivercrossing on the way to Mae Wang, near Pai
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  8. GB

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    Beautiful ride! Say, is that KLX fuel injected? :ear

    :lurk
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  9. Questor

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    Beautiful.
    That's where I want to go... and stay till I die.
    Q~
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  10. helbob

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    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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  11. California

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    On the coffe farm near Chiang Mai, funny
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    Damn,what is that horrible deformation on that chickens ass? lol
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  12. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    great photos. another place i need to ride. looking forward to more photos
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  13. Cromagnon

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    Thanks for the info, your photos are excellent :clap and I cant wait to get over there :D
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  14. Schrauberklaus

    Schrauberklaus ***ifyer

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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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  15. Cromagnon

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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.:muutt
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  16. nikoCB

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    Nice photo......respect.....and Salute.....:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  17. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 4
    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:

    Best place in the north, near Pai
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    Same place only another view, my friend Bobby from Austria
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    Nor Lae on the border to Burma, Fang area, Max and Bobby
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    Nor Lae on the border to Burma, Fang area
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    The new Wat Thaton, very nice in the night
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    Suspension bridge 25km of Chiang Rai
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    BEN Guesthouse in Chiang Rai with the new building and the new swimming pool
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    On the Doi tung Road near Mae Sai
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  18. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 5
    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:

    BEN Guesthouse in Chiang Rai with the old building and the new swimming pool
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    Doi Kong Khao near Chiang Rai, only 80m but great view
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    Phu Chi Fah, on the border to Laos, 120km of Chiang Rai
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    Phu Chi Fah, on the border to Laos, 120km of Chiang Rai
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    The way to Phu Chi Fah
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    Wat Rong Khun, about 10km of Chiang Rai
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    Wat Rong Khun, the carver
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    Chiang Rai, Doi Bo Loop
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  19. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 6
    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:

    Chiang Rai - Khun Yuam hardcore crossing but wonderful
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    Temple in Mae Hong Son
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    Phang Khong Tour, near Mae Hong Son
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    Way to Doi Angkang (Fang Area), great Viewpoint
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    Collapsed Road west of Fang, 1700m sealevel
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    Collapsed Road west of Fang, be carefully!
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    The new Wat Thaton
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    Thaton, Kwans Guesthouse, best Pancake i ever eat!!
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  20. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 7
    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:

    Special KLX 250 from the owner of Little Home in Mae Salong
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    Sweet Mae Salong Cafe, very good cakes
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    Sweet Mae Salong Cafe, very good cakes
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    ....and Coffee
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    Sweet Mae Salong Cafe, very good cakes and Coffee
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    Shortcut Mae Salong to 1089
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    Chiang Rai: Chickensnitzel in My Dream Guesthouse
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    Khun Korn Waterfall, 70m
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    A map of some great tours:
    Mae Salong - Mae Kham, Dirt Road (Light green), 106,66km
    Height Difference: 1.064 Meter (542 Meter bis 1.606 Meter)

    Mae Salong - Chiang Rai River, Dirt Road (Orange), 41,05km
    Height Difference: 748 Meter (439 Meter bis 1.187 Meter)

    Mae Salong - Thoed Thai - Mae Salong, 70km (Dark green), 62,83km
    Height Difference: 1.075 Meter (519 Meter bis 1.594 Meter)

    Mae Salong Border (Blue), 31,36km
    Height Difference: 913 Meter (767 Meter bis 1.681 Meter)

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    Mae Salong Pano
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    More will follow in the next days
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