Kuala Lumpur~Pathalung~Songkhla~Hatyai Quickie Ride

Discussion in 'South Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by rob7711, May 23, 2013.

  1. rob7711

    rob7711 Ol'Timer

    This ride from 20th to 23rd May 2013 was an orientation ride for a newbie rider on his first long ride and border crossing and hopefully more rides to come. We travelled on our malaysian north south highway making the border crossing at Bukit Kayu Hitam/Danok and reaching our destination at Lampam Resort, Pathalung on the western shore of Thale Luang.

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    On the Malaysian North South Highway

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    At the border checkpoint in Danok

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    Making our way through Sadao

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    The newbie rider

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    It was late in the evening when we crossed over to LOS
     
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  3. rob7711

    rob7711 Ol'Timer

    We arrived at Lampam Resort after dark and had a cool and quiet dinner by the canal at the resort and enjoyed the rest of the night there savoring the peace and quiet.

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    At the resort reception. Chalet rates was thb700 per nite

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    The canal view

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    At Wat Yang Ngam nearby to the resort

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    These old boats were hewn from trees and were recently found in 2010? apparently but little information about their origins and function were available at the site

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    View of the resort from across the canal

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    At Suen Suk Lampam beach over looking Thale Luang

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    Thale Luang

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    Thale Luang

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    Its a dog's life in these parts ...
     
  4. rob7711

    rob7711 Ol'Timer

    The highlight of this trip was to enjoy riding on the elevated highway known as Thanon Chaloem Phra Kiat 80 Phansa which is about 6.5km long and divides Thale Noi and Thale Luang. This highway begins east of Ban Thale Noi and connects to Ranot on the eastern banks of Thale Luang. This highway is best enjoyed either at sunrise or at sunset.

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  5. rob7711

    rob7711 Ol'Timer

    We then headed south from Ranot towards Songkhla and took the ferry ride to Songkhla city and visited Samila Beach

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    Heading to the ferry jetty

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    At ferry ticket booth

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    A short wait for the ferry to arrive

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    At Samila Beach

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    and of course the little mermaid

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    Cooling off from the 37degC heat
     
  6. rob7711

    rob7711 Ol'Timer

    Our next overnight stop was at Hatyai with a visit to some sites nearby

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    Thetsaban Nakhon Hatyai and cable car station

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    Views overlooking Hatyai city

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    and a quick stop at Tong Sheng Hatyai for some donation to the charity organisation

    We left Hatyai at noon the next day and took a leisurely ride back to Kuala Lumpur with chit chat stops with fellow bikers along the way and a long seafood dinner stop at Port Weld. We only arriving back home around 1am.
     
  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Love this pic. :thumbup:
     

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