Chiang Mai - Thoed Thai Return

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - Road Trip Reports' started by DavidFL, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    A quick 2 nighter to introduce Citylife Magazine to Thoed Thai & Khun Sa's old HQs Museum

    http://www.doi-mae-salong.com/thoed-thai

    Chiang Mai - Tha Ton = 175 kms
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    and the weather was absolutely superb
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    Chiang Dao mountain from the Chiang Dao by-pass road.

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    We came across an unfortunate accident & a dead rider
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorc ... t7053.html

    There was a brief photo stop at Wat Tha Ton to savour the views & fresh air
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    Lisu sight seers at Wat Tha Ton
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    It was hot out there in the sun posing for the GT Rider
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    If you were canine & lucky you could get a nice cool bath
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    Then it was on up into the mountains. Tha Ton - Thoed Thai = 69 kms
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    The mountain pass before Ban Yapa & Kiu Sataa
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    These guys struggled 3-up on the Wave, but made it by weaving from side to side (& not getting run over on the wrong side of the road!) :roll:
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    More mountain roads
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    Don't you just love riding here on these wonderful deserted steep & winding mountain roads...
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    In Thoed Thai John's wonderful Rim Taan Guesthouse beckoned by the stream (Mae Kham river.)
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    Bungalows by the stream 300 - 400 baht a night.
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    A steal for such a precious spot!

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    The non-riverside rooms
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    More to come..
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thoed Thai has become one of my favourite destinations in North Thailand & the early morning market is one of the highlights.
    You have to get up early - sunrise & it's worth it..

    Early morning Thoed Thai from Wat Kha Kham
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    Its dull light before the sun rises above the fog 'n cloud
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    It's also nippy in the morning
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    First light & the monks are out doing their alms round, & all rugged up
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    The morning vendors are always cheerful
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    A lot of the market is about food
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    And eating it for breakfast
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    with a smile
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    The market street basically runs east - west, which means that the sun's rays shine straight down the street. And when the first rays come shining down the light is golden.
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    John from Rim Taan guesthouse
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    about to make me climb the steps to Wat Kha Kham
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    & give me the rundown on the temple's history plus the famous Shan " Crow Brothers" who ran bullock caravans trading from Shan state to North Thailand a 100? years ago. They financed the temple & hence the Two Crows statues there.
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    Thoed Thai early morning
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    beautiful & well worth it.

    Ride there soon, you won't regret it.
     
  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thoed Thai city....

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    a GT Rider map

    :) :) :) :)
     
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  6. feejer

    feejer Ol'Timer

    Great stuff. Can't wait to get back and give the Thoed another go. Blew right through and missed a lot last time :(
     
  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    2010 POI SANG LONG ORDINATION CEREMONY IN THOED THAI

    In Thoed Thai there will be a Poi Sang Long ordination ceremony for 20 Shan boys on 8-9-10 April 2010
    John at Rim Taan Guesthouse says sleep in Thoed Thai on the night of the 8th to see the main Poi Sang Long ordination parade & ceremonies on the 9th April in Thoed Thai.
    All visitors are welcome..
     
  8. Jurgen

    Jurgen Ol'Timer

    Thanks David, great pictures and motivation to go there! Wonderful place as I can see from your report
     

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