R1129 Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong closed

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by DavidFL, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    On R1129 coming over to Chiang Khong from Chiang Saen with happy go lucky in the car yesterday & at the Suan Duk / river road junction, there's a sign up saying the road over Kiu Khan mountain is closed / cut.
    Supposedly heavy rain earlier this / last week caused another landslide on the Chiang Saen side of the mountain & the road is under rocks once again.
    Moto-Rex is in the area on his KLX & has been asked to detour, check it out to get some piccies. Maybe he will, maybe he won't.

    The flash flood damage in the early 1990s
    the road was closed for weeks until they cleared all the rocks.
    For more old photos of flood damage, take a look here
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorc ... t3980.html

    Whilst R1129 over the mountain is closed, the alternative route to use is the Mouang Khan - Had Bai - Suan Dok river road to travel from Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong, so it's not really a problem.
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  3. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    River road is still OK & a nicer ride anyway I think. No problems last Sunday. Just a bit more care needed because heavy lorries are now using the road as well. Saw the sign up a couple of weeks ago but just thought it was because of a drain repair being carried out under the road!
  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Yes came back via the river road with happy go lucky in her car yesterday (Thurs 27th) & noted that the sign was gone.
    Another contact in CK claimed that it was a bridge that was damaged / washed out & you had to use the stream. Ok if dry, but not in the wet.
    Without actually riding there & checking it out I wonder what the truth was?

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