Fang & Back - A Fang Meander

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  1. DavidFL

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    UPDATE  JULY 2015

    Still pottering around Fang & the town is booming. Loads of new hotels, restaurants + a few pubs & numerous new moo banns being built. The pace of change is staggering but Fang is still a classic traditional rural up-country town - & its not that easy to find places still with a bit of classic charm. There are still plenty of beautiful old wooden residences / shops (not yet bulldozed & replaced by concrete shop houses.). Long live Fang.

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    The city pillar at night

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    Out to the east of Fang across the Fang River & on the road to Mae Saluk there is a massive new temple being built.

    Wat Thamma Chaloen

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    Back in town on the west side....the Wat Chong Paen is looking magnificent

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    Wat Thep Amnuay

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    The big black Buddha above the memorial shrine to Fang's saving prince & princess

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    is now a gold colour

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    Fang is a beauty of a classic town. Take your time, ride around the back streets. Spend a night or two there. Don't pass by in a rush thinking it is a backwater.  It is worth it.

    I counted at least 10 new hotels in town & then there are heaps of new coffee shops & restaurants

    The Galileo - the new upmarket restaurant

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    The Crepe Cafe - something I'd never ever expected to see in Fang

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    Check out the GTR Fang accommodation tips

    https://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/topic/fang-accommodation

    Check out the GTR Fang restaurant tips

    https://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/topic/fang-restaurants
     
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    This is great info, had no idea oil drilling took place in Fang.
    Must visit on my next trip up north.
     
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    2020 & still meandering around Fang - there's a lot out there to the west.

    Nam Roo
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    Nam Roo is a pretty forest park situated west of Fang. It is a popular family picnic spot with a nice pond for which the water comes from a spring at the site.

    The spring & water source
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    The pond is situated on a hill and there are some outstanding views of the surrounding countryside
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    Check it out sometime
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    You take the hot springs road from Fag & continue straight, following the signs, then you turn left
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    Nam Ro is on the new GTR GT map coming out
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    Google Maps Location: Google Maps
     
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