A sunny days ride from Pai to Fang via Wiang Haeng.

Moto-Rex

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Pai to Fang via Wiang Haeng.

Great dirt and tar ride that has plenty of things to see along the way.

The way.
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There’s a few steep hills as the profile shows.
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This river follows the road for a few kilometres just north of Pai. To get on to this road you need to turn left just over the bridge that leads out of Pai.
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Good to see there’s a bit of English at the junction to help work out which way to go.
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Same junction a few years ago on my first trip, where the only English text was on the trusty GT-Rider map.
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Start of the dirt where you could choose between the river or the bridge.
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Nice through here.
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I reckon the track to the first army check point at Hua Pai is the best jungle Ive seen in Thailand.
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Great cool sunny day, with plenty of shade, made it prefect for riding.
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The first of four Army post/check points for the day. I was stopped at each check point and asked where I was going. They were all friendly enough. Twelve kilometres beyond this check point is the Myanmar border, but your not allowed to go past this gate.
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A temple at Ban Kong Lom where the dirt ends, and the tar starts.
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I arrived in Wiang Haeng around lunch time and spotted this little restaurant which looked to be a great place to stop, as long as you weren’t a chicken.
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I went for the rice which was very nice.
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After lunch I headed of to the Thai/Myanmar border at Lak Taeng.

The KLX parked right on the border just a stones throw from the Wat Fa Weang In.
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Looking across from the Wat, you can see the fortified border, and the Burmese army’s bucker.
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Back on the road to Fang.
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From Chong to Muang Nga, the road is full of sharp edged potholes, but still a good ride.
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Chinese new year was in full swing, and this trader in Arunothai was busy selling all things red.
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It was getting late so gave riding to Fang via Doi Ang Khang a miss, and instead rode to Chai Phakarn, then straight up the hwy.
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The next morning at my favourite breakfast spot in Fang next to the post office.
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Its was a good ride…but there all good. Would like to stay a night in Wiang Haeng for a night one day as it’s a nice little town, same could be said for Arunothai.

Moto-Rex
 

Rod Page

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Moto-Rex,

Great ride; great report.

Bungy put me onto some of the wonders out there in the area you've covered in your report. It's a great area to ride & whilst apologising for dropping a link onto your site I think it adds interest from an historical, from a pictorial point of view, so here's a link - https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/34486-A-Dirty-Affair - to my report covering the first section of your thread; it's intriguing how many similar shots we took!

A further link with the same thoughts in mind for the next part of your report - https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/34463-The-quot-Chong-Loop-quot

Keep those beefy reports of yours flowing.
 

brian_bkk

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Another ripper report with fantastic photo's Moto-Rex.

Looks like you found Ned Kelly's final resting place too..

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TonyBKK

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Nice one Rex! :thumbup:

I have still not been to Wiang Haeng- gotta put it on my short list!!
 

Oddvar

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Tony.
It is a new 7-11 in Wiang Haeng. So no reason to delay the trip..
Beutiful area. Thanks Rex for the report.
 

DavidFL

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Yeehar great little report & ride there Rex.
The Pai - Wiang haeng road has always been one of the more out of the way rides, that not that many people do.
And I have to admit to not going out there for years 1992! Oops.
Last time I was out there it was like this

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