North Thailand Great Views 2010

Discussion in 'Photos' started by helbob, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Cloud9

    Cloud9 I was HERE?

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    Sweet tour, thanks for the ride! :thumb
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  2. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 8
    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:

    Khao Soi, burmese curry, i like it
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    In my bathroom
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    Vachirathan Waterfall near Doi Inthanon
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    Buffalo Temple near Chiang Rai, about 15km from BEN Gh., not easy to find.
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    Buffalo Temple near Chiang Rai
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    Buffalo Temple near Chiang Rai
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    Buffalo Temple near Chiang Rai
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    Buffalo Temple near Chiang Rai
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    Buffalo Temple, no fee
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    Buffalo Temple, the artist is Mr. Thawan Duchanee, http://www.thawanduchanee.com
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    More will follow in the next days
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  3. kmax

    kmax Kruzer

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    very nice photos and places bob... now i know what i have missed..

    definitely need to go there again..

    thanks for sharing.
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  4. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad I'm retired...go around me! Supporter

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    Superb pictures and as Bob Hope would say, "Thanks for the memories". Unfortunately for me it was during the VietNam war(UBON RTAFB Ubon, Thailand 408th MMS '71-'72) but I was able to visit Bangkok, some surrounding countryside and walk across "The bridge over the river Kwai" in Burma.
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  5. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 9
    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:

    Buffalo Temple, some informations on this forum http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/the-buffalo-n-black-temple-gallery-estate-t5900.html
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    Buffalo Temple, many nice buildings
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    Buffalo Temple, on the weekend many thaipeople !!
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    Rak Thai, near Mae Hong Song, very nice village in chinese style
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    Small bungalows in Pang Ung (near Mae Hong Son) on the lake
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    Mae Sai, the River Side Restaurant.....
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    ..... offer „fried frog“
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    Dirt Road from Chiang Rai to Khun Korn Waterfall
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    Dirt Road from Chiang Rai to Khun Korn Waterfall
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    Dirt Road from Chiang Rai to Khun Korn Waterfall
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    More will follow in the next days
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  6. dasrider

    dasrider Been here awhile

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    amazing pictures, thanks for sharing! I'm half-Thai but have never been there, your pictures are helping me shape where I want to go! :clap
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  7. rosmoe

    rosmoe Been here awhile

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    A pretty face, Chaing Mai, Thailand

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  8. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    Time and money well spent. :thumbup

    Your pics rock!.

    Got any more?.
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  9. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 10
    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:

    National Park Carving
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    The way to Phu Chee Fah, on the border to Laos
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    Entrance to Phu Chee Fah, no fee.
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    Phu Chee Fah Summit on 1624m
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    One of the nice resorts near Phu Chee Fah
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    Near Phu Chee Fah
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    Phu Sang Waterfall 50km south of Phu Chee Fah
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    In the Highlands of Chiang Rai
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    Mae Salong, Wat Santikhiri on 1300m....
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    ...a very curve street goes up there
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    More will follow in the next days
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  10. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    great pics, thanks for sharing! I'll be going back next winter, till then I'll live through your photos!! I love going to pai!
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  11. Denalidirt

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  12. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 11
    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:

    Outlook from the shortcut Mae Salong to 1089
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    Wat Rong Khun, 10km south of Chiang Rai, no fee
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    Wat Rong Khun, everything handmade
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    Near finished, great
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    Many things to see in the workshops of Wat Rong Khun
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    Another building at Wat Rong Khun place
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    Wat Rong Khun
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    Wat Rong Khun
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    Map from the north river area of Chiang Rai
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    A small path on Huay Mea Sai Waterfall
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    Rice plant
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    Small village near Loh Bue (in the north of Mae Kok River, Chiang Rai)
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    More will follow in the next days
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  13. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 12
    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:

    Mmhh pigs....
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    Doi Chang Shop on 1215m, good coffee. This was a long tour from Chiang Rai, on the river to Wawi, over the Doi Chang to Chiang Mai.
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    Doi Chang coffee
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    Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, the people like Thaksin
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    Dirt Road Chiang Mai - Khun Yuam, a nice place on 1650m
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    Not far to Khun Yuam
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    After 190km at the temple in Khun Yuam
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    Good coffee
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    Rak Thai, near Mae Hong Son
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    More will follow in the next days
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  14. cappmonkey

    cappmonkey Traveller

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    Amazing trip man. I love Thailand though I mostly sit on the beach and eat Thai food. I'm thinking really strongly about doing a bike tour as part of my next trip.
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  15. helbob

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    Do it! It is very nice in the north, but sometimes in january cold!

    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 13
    Our hardest daytour: We start at 7.00 a.m. in Mae Hong Son to Thaton at 7 p.m. About 200 km concrete street and 200 km dirt road.

    Mae Hong Son Temple on the mountain
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    Mae Hong Son Temple on the mountain
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    Mae Hong Son Temple on the mountain
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    Mae Hong Son Temple on the mountain
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    Praying Mantis
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    Thaton: The way to the collapsed road on the border
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    Uncle Jacks Hide Away in Fang, good food and nice place
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    The sign to doi Phahompok, but they want 200 baht each, later 200 together, but we not go
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    Wat Thaton in the night
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    Mae Salong: Bungalow of Little Home, very nice
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  16. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    An old friend of mine lives over there, he keeps telling me how beautiful it is, I guess he wasn't BSing.
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  17. helbob

    helbob Adventurer

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 14
    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:

    Mae Salong: You can buy tea (200g for 250 baht) or coffee (200g for 150 baht)
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    Dirt road Mae Salong - Thoed Thai
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    Near Thoed Thai
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    Mae Salong - Huai Mae Kham, near the end a very bad street
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    Huai Mae Kham supermarket, funny
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    Huai Mae Kham
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    The way back to Mae Salong
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    Near Mae Salong
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    Sunset Mae Salong
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    Mae Salong
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    More will follow in the next days
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  18. helbob

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    North Thailand Great Views 2010, Part 15

    Mae Salong: Chinese Memorial Museum
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    Mae Salong: a new small stupa near Chinese Memorial Museum
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    Great view to Mae Salong
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    Great view to Mae Salong
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    Great view to Mae Salong
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    On the teaplantage in Mae Salong
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    Gasoline station Mae Salong
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    Little Home Mae Salong
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    Mae Kok River, about 40km from Chiang Rai
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    Small bungalow of My Dream Guesthouse, 25km from Chiang Rai
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    More will follow in the next days
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  19. Rashnak

    Rashnak Lorem Ipsum

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    great pics!

    I'm sure it is easier when you have wonderful scenery/food all around you.
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  20. Zpower

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    I'M in , great ride .Give some idea about budgetting a trip like that .
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