Chiang Mai to Fang and back. Onions a plenty.

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - Road Trip Reports' started by Moto-Rex, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Chiang Mai to Fang.

    The way; Hwy 1001 to Phrao, then the 1346 to the 107, and north onto Fang.

    First stop was a quick look at the Bua Tong water fall.
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    Hwy 1348, always a nice ride, and in the wet season when its lush and green its even better.
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    Steep and twisty. I better take care.
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    A little further on the Thai witches hats were out.
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    And here is the reason.
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    Maybe he didn’t see the signs.
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    Now this is a big tree. Sign translates to “this is a big tree.”
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    Couple of locals going about there business.
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    Its onion picking season, so everyone was out doing there bit.
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    Two happy onion pickers hard at work.
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    The happy two have a lot of work in front of them.
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    After picking its on to the pick up. The smell was beautiful.
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    Just some of the pick ups waiting there turn to be loaded up.
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    Yep….I got wet big time.
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    Wat Pra That Doi Wiang Chai Mongkol. This is an impressive Wat complex near Long Kord, and even if your not into temples, this is one you gotta have a look at.
    Its built on mountain ridge and has some good views of the surrounding area.

    I was here at the start on the year with Sylvie, and you can see her report here.
    first-4-fantastic-days-riding-around-chiang-mai-t7198.html

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    There currently building a reclining Buddha. And its big.
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    This guy has a lot of work ahead of him.
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    Id say its about 40 metres long and 15 metres high.
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    Moto-Rex.
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Rex
    Thanks for the contribution, especially the waterfall photo - that's one less hike for me. Did you hike all the way to the bottom - it's a long way back up isn't it?

    I love the "Witches Hats" on the road too. I bet that pick-up driver needed a change of underwear after he rolled it going down the hill.

    Thanks for the tip off re the temple at Long Kord, Wat Pra That Doi Wiang Chai Mongkol. It will have to go on my list of new places to check out.

    I hope all is week in Oz & you're not fretting over your lonely KLX250.

    :lol-sign:
     
  4. Sylvie

    Sylvie Ol'Timer

    Wooww nice picts and report (hope nobody got injured in the car crash). This is GREAT to see the work going up on the reclining Buddha we "found" in January ! Nice to see the colors they are putting on it !!) THANKS REX !!

    Ciao from Rome, Italy

    PS: I did a 1500km ride with a friend in Tuscany at the end of august: BEAUTIFUL...and maybe I am starting to thing of coming back to Thailand in January (to see that Buddha finished :lol-sign:
     
  5. blackb15

    blackb15 Ol'Timer

    Great photos and even more food for thought for my trip in November. I was in Tuscany last year some fantastic roads and scenery.

    Thanks

    Safe riding

    Paul
     
  6. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Finding the Wat can be a little difficult, so here’s the GPS directions.
    GPS for Wat Pra That Doi Wiang Chai Mongkol.
    N 19degrees 04.324 E 099degrees 10.557

    About half way down, the stairs to the bottom of the water fall have collapsed, but you can still get down to the bottom without to much problem.

    Theres food and drinks available there too. Very nice spot.
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  7. Billy Baht

    Billy Baht Ol'Timer

    Great pics there Rex. Don't make the Wind Mill girls wait too long na :)
     

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