Dan any idea how much longer it would take using the # 11 from Lampang to say Chai Nat by turning West across onto # 1 again rather than using # 1 all the way from Lampang?danwhite wrote: Highway One is pretty awful whichever way you look at.... If you have time taking the wide detour and driving the Mae Sot to Mae Sariang road brings you onto one of the nicest routes in Asia. Comparable with Route 11 in Laos..... Or even the A272 to Petersfield (UK)....... Still leaves you with the Tak to Nakhon Sawan bit though.... And the rest.
The Lampang-Phitsanulok route is the better way even if you continue down on 11 rather than 21.
At least some of the works on the southern end of Route One have been completed.
Next time I'll go Chiang Mai - Lampang and then 11 and 1 to Chai Nat or Ayutthaya and see how it goes time and distance wise.danwhite wrote: And to actually answer your question..... I think 11 is as quick as 1.... From Phitsanulok to Ayutthaya is empty motorway type driving. Very quick.