Chiang Khong - The Mekong - R1155

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    Up for a couple of nights R&R in Chiang Khong (still my favourite town in North Thailand) before going under the knife I had an extremely pleasant time with a doctor & an active member of the CK community.

    We've been chatting for awhile about the Khong & developments so it was time to meet & shoot some photos of the Mekong.
    Panorama Coffee was our designated destination.
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    Panorama is 30 kms downstream from Chiang Khong, on R1155 between the Lai Ngao viewpoint & Wiang Kaen, & arguably has the best views of the Mekong.

    The good doctor had his drone out for a spin & the shots he got were awesome of the mighty river.

    An aerial view of Panorama
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    bikes parked at the front.
    The Dr rides a Honda NC750 & has been to Sapa in Vietnam on his bike.

    Sending off the drone
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    Some Khong views on a magnificent day.

    The Lao side, looking downstream towards Wiang Kaen
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    Phonsavang village, downstream on the Lao side
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    a bit more to come...new resorts & river side developments.
     
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    #2 DavidFL, Aug 7, 2017
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    The good doctor & some kids at the Panorama checking out the drone control panel.
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    #3 DavidFL, Aug 7, 2017
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    2 kms upstream from the Panorama Coffee is the Lai Ngao viewpoint over looking a big bend in the Mekong.
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    down below right on the bend an enterprising Thai guy has built a resort with a fine restaurant & some nice bungalows.

    The Kheang Khong Coffee / Resort
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    they have 10 bungalows @ 800 baht a night
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    the view & location is enough to want to stay there anytime!

    A view from the restaurant sun deck
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    The restaurant
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    The place has only been open 3 months, so is a work in progress in some places.
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    The view upstream at dusk
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    With the owner & his sister up from Jooondalup in Perth, West Australia.!
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    Highly recommended.
    Check out the Kheang Khong Coffee / Resort on R1155.

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    #4 DavidFL, Jan 3, 2018
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    The new sign for the resort is up
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    in a discusion with the owner today he says later this year 2018 he will build two ""biker selfie statues"" beside the road.
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    Should be awesome.
    If you're out riding on R1155 please drop in & say hi.
     
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    Sorry, I just don't get it, with the red Indian and Mickey Mouse statues. Seems so artificial and out of context for such a great location. Reckon I would be riding on by...... perhaps I'm old fashioned......
     
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    Pak Ing, where the Ing River from the lake at Phayao, flows into the Mekong, downstream from the bridge.

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    If the beers are cooled according to WA standards it might be a nice place for a sunset beer. :p:p
     
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    It's difficult to go anywhere these days without finding a recently 'erected' , Love Heart 'Selfie' or concrete Sheep/Cow area or the likes. I guess it's what the majority want. I suppose you don't see all that Crap down by the River. You should see what they've done to 'Pratu Siam' up in Doi Pha Tang ;-)
     
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    On my list for October looks worth a visit
    Safe riding
    Paul
     

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