North Thailand Top Ten Roads

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  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    From

    Northern Thailand favorite roads?

    what is your favourite road in North Thailand.

    The list to select from
    "TOP TEN" FAVOURITE ROADS IN NORTH THAILAND
    1. R1148 Chiang Kham - Tha Wang Pha
    2. R1091 Chiang Muan - Nan
    3. R1256 Doi Phukha Pua - Bo Klua.
    4. R1081 Bo Klua - R1169
    5. R1080 Nan - Pua - Huay Kon
    6. R1155 "Chiang Khong" - Thoeng/ Chiang Kham
    7. R1093. Chiang Kham - "Chiang Khong"
    8. R120 Mae Kachan - Wang Nua - R1
    9. R101 Phrae - Nan
    10. R101 "Den Chai - Sisatchanalai"
    11. R11 Cnx - Lampang - Uttaradit
    12. R1150 Phrao - Wiang Pa Pao
    13. R109 Fang - Mae Suai
    14. R1089 Tha Ton - Mae Chan
    15. R1340 Arunothai - Doi Ang Khang
    16. R1322 The Wiang Haeng Road
    17. R1095 Pai - Soppong - Mae Hong Son (exclude Mae Malai - Pai because the road is seldom in good condition & there's usually too much traffic.)
    18. R108 Mae Sarieng - Khun Yuam - Mae Hong Son
    19. R1263 Mae Chaem - Khun Yuam
    20. R1009 The Doi Inthanon Road
    21. R1192 Doi Inthanon - Mae Chaem
    22. R1096 Mae Rim - "Samoeng"
    23. R1269 Sanpasak - Samoeng
    24.R1162 / 11243 Nan
    25. R118 Doi Saket - Mae Kachan / R120 turn off.
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Bump. More votes please guys. What are you top ten roads?
    Vote for as many as you like, or just pick your top ten.
     
  4. GSForLife

    GSForLife Ol'Timer

    So many great roads making 10 choices a lean budget!
     
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Bump for an old post where the poll was lost.
    Maybe time for another
     
  6. Oddvar

    Oddvar Ol'Timer

    All the "Nan" roads has new or very good surface. 1148-1091-1081.
    1256 has bad surface.
    Another Nan road that should make it on to the list is R1349 from Na Muen to Ban Pak Nai. The fisher/ferry village on the north side of Queen Sirikit Dam.
    R 1216 over Khun Sathan mountain has a short section with roadwork. Once that is done it's a racetrack and worth a place on the list.
    I like them regardless if i come on a 250, a 650 or a heavy 1500 cruiser.
     
  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the updates. I agree on R1216 too.

    For those interested in R1216, it has featured on GTR before here
    1216, a hidden Pearl in Nan?
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Go To Nan
     
  8. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    All great roads, doubt I could pick a favourite.
    Here's a couple more;
    1346; Through the valleys of the Sri Lanna NP, from Chai Prakarn to Phrao. Always nice and quiet, great scenery.
    1252; Chae Hom to 118. Over the mountains of the Chaeson NP. Great scenery including spectacular views of Wat Chalerm Prakiat on the limestone mountain karst.
    1149; Mae Sai to Hwy 1. The ridge road ride is always superb. Radically steep in places with ridiculous hairpin bends, like an almost impossible road to build. Alongside the razor wire of the border with fantastic views of 2 countries. Then after Doi Chang Moob, you hit the "royal road" to Doi Tung. Out of holiday times it's quiet up there and you can really do some serious scratching, all the way past the Royal Villa turn down to highway 1 on the main road.
    1328; Loop through the Phu Suan Sai NP. Quiet, remote and glorious. Need to do this again soon.....
    1268; Na Heao through Ban Kok; Quiet, remote, past Phu Soi Dao. Good distance, few people.
     
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  9. daewoo

    daewoo Ol'Timer

    David - you'll be able to help out. I am hopeless with road names and numbers - always enlisting the services of a local member who I just follow blindly.

    Favourite road is the Doi Phuka Loop, after Bo Kleua (I think). or the 211 (I think) as it shadows the Mae Khong between Nong Khai and Chiang Khan.

    Best experience is one where we loaded the bikes onto a raft, and were towed by a small Long Tail boat across a lake, somewhere near Loei, or between Loei and Nan I think. (Ban Pak Nai?)
     
  10. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    How going Daewoo.
    The lake your probably thinking of is south of Nan. The legendary "Son of Arthritis" recently did the crossing while on there latest tour of duty.
    Soa....the Great Northern Loop~day 4

    Moto-Rex
     
  11. daewoo

    daewoo Ol'Timer

    The barge looks the same, but that might be because they all look the same;

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    Just made it a more interesting day, and I remember the road when you got off the ferry was great as well.
     
  12. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    Wonderful roads either side indeed, with no traffic. Dream road really with few trees to block your views.

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    There used to be an alternative and more streamlined ferry at Ban Pak Nai though...............
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  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

  14. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    R1263 Mae Chaem - Khun Yuam
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    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

  16. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    R1148 Chiang Kham - Tha Wang Pha
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  17. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    R1150 Phrao - Wiang Pa Pao
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  18. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    R108 Khun Yuam -Mae Hong Son
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  19. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah..... fantastic photos David. These are bike riders dream roads. Really, I see these roads in my dreams.. hahaha...
    Let's have some more "road" photos... Scenery, culture and machinery is great, but it's the road that ties us all together in the end.
     
  20. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    Don't you just love it, when you come round a bend and see one of these images. "Wow, f**k me..." and all that, then have to do a U-ee to get a photo of it.
     
  21. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

  22. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    R1091 Chiang Muan - Nan
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  23. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

  24. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    Spectacular David .... and why we love riding northern Thailand.
    1256 Pai to Wat Chan
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    Between 1263 Khun Yuam and the Bua Tong fields SNV32729.JPG
    Off the 1148 to Doi Phu Langkha
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    Love this one.... definately a f**k me moment....
    1081 Bo Klua to Santisuk
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  25. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    1339 Na Muen to Nam Pat
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    1083 Ban Khok to NaNoi
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  26. DavidFL

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