North Thailand Top Ten Roads

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    #26 DavidFL, Aug 16, 2016
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    #28 DavidFL, Aug 16, 2016
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    R1089 Kiu Sataa - Doi Mae Salong
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    R1089 Kiu Sataa - Doi Mae Salong is on the GTR Golden Triangle map here
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    R 1290 Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong

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    Some more crackers...
    The 1152 from Chaeson is great, so is the NP road next to it, the 4074/4005/3005
     
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    #38 DavidFL, Sep 7, 2016
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    I haven't ridden so many of these, but I do love #18.
     
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    #41 DavidFL, Oct 23, 2016
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    R1088 the Mae Chaem road from Ob Luang / R108
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    A nice twisting flowing ride
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    With a few nice tight bends going up over the plateau
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    here's the GPS Profile
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    & here's how it looks in Google Earth in two parts
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    Check it out sometime.
    It's on the GTR MHS Loop map
    Mae Hong Son Loop Map

    Mae Chaem is a classic beauty of a traditional rural town
    Mae Chaem - a meander
     
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    #42 Goran Phuket, Nov 6, 2016
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    This must be one of the top 10 forum topics.
     
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    Route 2331 Phetchabun


    Route 1249, Doi Ang Khang
     
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    #44 DavidFL, Nov 18, 2016
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    R1023 the back road into Phrae.
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    A twisting beauty through the hills.

    Plus a super hill
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    The elevation profile from Phrae to R11
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    plus how it looks in Google Earth.
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    #45 DavidFL, Nov 27, 2016
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    R1097 Chiang Klang - "Song Khwae" R1148
    A magnificent winding ridgeline road.
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    the elevation profile
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    starts off on the flat at Chiang Klang, then climbs steeply up into the mountains, runs along the ridge line & dramatically drops off the edge down to R1148 & Song Khwae

    How it looks in Google Earth
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    I was there few days ago, fantastic road.
     
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    I would like to add R12, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun section.
    Long sweeping highland curves, wide road but unfortunately accident prone area, quite a few fatalities too.

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    #49 DavidFL, Dec 12, 2016
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    R4052
    The Akha Sam Yaek - Thoed Thai road.
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    An amazing sweeping steep & winding roller coaster ride
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    The GPS Profile Akha Sam Yaek - Thoed Thai
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    The Google Earth view
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    Thoed Thai is my favourite out of the way traditional "back water" town in North Thailand.
    The ex home of Khun Sa the infamous opium warlord / Shan freedom fighter.
    Featured on GTR here
    Prince of Death Road Trip-Khun Sa Memorial

    Also on Destination Thailand TV with GTR
    A fun time on the road for Destination Thailand

    The best greatest Poi Sang Kong festival Ive ever had the pleasure of participating in
    Poi Sang Long - 2011

    Plus Shan New Year
    Shan New Year 2011 Thoed Thai

    Thoed Thai might be out of the way bit it should be one of the highlights of a night in the Golden Triangle for anyone.
    A fabulous "wild west" town full of charm for the adventurous.

    It's also the place where I go for Shan spiritual cleansing - getting rid of life's bad luck & bringing in the new luck
    Thai New Year a Shan Blessing - Spirit Cleansing

    Wanna check it out Thoed Thai...
    Where to stay in Thoed Thai
    Thoed Thai Accomodation

    Where to eat in Thoed Thai
    Thoed Thai Restaurants

    The Thoed Thai road is on the GTR Golden Triangle map here
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    You can get a GTR GT map here
    Golden Triangle Map
     
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    Did the 1334 on the Valkyrie last week. Very interesting. Beautiful area.
     
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