On the road - where is this route?

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Anyone recognise this route number? And where is it?

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I thought it was a beauty. Never seen it before.
 

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No takers yet? Where are you Captain Slash?
OK, a couple of hints.
1. It's in the North
2. It’s "sort of" a new bypass road.

Meanwhile, fossicking along the 'Khong a few days ago....
R4007. A nice little narrow tight twisting steep undulating rural back road beside that mighty beautiful river.
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10 kms from the start of R4007 (at the CK end) you’ll stumble across the Rai Saeng Arun boutique resort
http://www.raisaengarun.com/
This place really is a genuine gem right on the Mekong. Indeed it’s perfect for that magical trip trying to impress a romantic girlfriend.....

Your bungalow for the night, with majestic Mekong river views.
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A bungalow backside, perhaps so impressive, but check out the location & commanding view.
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The open air sala deck dining area.
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Or down by the riverside
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Your riverside views
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And yep, the 'Khong is up. Here’s Houei Xai from Tammila in Chiang Khong
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Plus the Khong from on the road R1129
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Keep riding if you're a biker. No need to talk about it. Just do it.
 

DavidFL

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Captain_Slash wrote: Is it a road that I have mentioned in one of my trip reports?
Captain
It's hard to imagine you not having crossed this road, but you may not have ridden down it, as it is a wide "newish" bypass & you tend to like & stick to nice rural back roads, avoiding the bigger roads.
It's been around for a couple of years, uncompleted & an unnumbered; but now it's Route # 123!
 

scotty007

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Is it the Chiang Dao bypass? I can definately renember seeing this recently (JAN08)
 

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Let me put in my 2 cents worth. I guess that it is the new road branching of from Rd 1 just south of Mae Sai going to the new bridge over the Mekong to Burma, a few clicks east of the old bridge. The bridge seems to be open for goods transport but not yet for general use.
 

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Auke wrote: Let me put in my 2 cents worth. I guess that it is the new road branching of from Rd 1 just south of Mae Sai going to the new bridge over the Mekong to Burma, a few clicks east of the old bridge. The bridge seems to be open for goods transport but not yet for general use.
Yes sir! Jackpot. That's the one, & I reckon for an expert like you "the bridge" was probably the give away.

From off the new "forthcoming" GT Rider Golden Triangle guide map....
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Yes, indeed, the bridge was the give away. I did remember having been on road 123 but could not remember anymore where it was. By the way, has the last part - connecting it to the bridge - been finished by now?
 

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Meanwhile, fossicking along the 'Khong a few days ago....
R4007. A nice little narrow tight twisting steep undulating rural back road beside that mighty beautiful river.
View attachment 82233

10 kms from the start of R4007 (at the CK end) you’ll stumble across the Rai Saeng Arun boutique resort
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This place really is a genuine gem right on the Mekong. Indeed it’s perfect for that magical trip trying to impress a romantic girlfriend.....

Your bungalow for the night, with majestic Mekong river views.
View attachment 82234

A bungalow backside, perhaps so impressive, but check out the location & commanding view.
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The open air sala deck dining area.
View attachment 82236

Or down by the riverside
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Your riverside views
323437307_yMa28-M.jpg


And yep, the 'Khong is up. Here’s Houei Xai from Tammila in Chiang Khong
323437146_DUfkw-M.jpg


Plus the Khong from on the road R1129
View attachment 82238

Keep riding if you're a biker. No need to talk about it. Just do it.

Using an old thread for convenience..

The Rai Saeng Arun resort & restaurant is a beauty by the Khong.
It is located on the river road 24 kms upstream from Chiang Khong.
Majestically located on the 'Khong there is a sweet terrace restaurant to view the river & watch the world go by.
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But it hasn't always been plain sailing.
In 2008 the Khong got up a bit high & their conference room down by the river went under water
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It was a mess to clean up
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They never quite recovered & in 2015 it looked like this
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Then came the new government plan to fortify the river banks on the Thai side = time to move out that building....what there is now
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and the bungalow that are left
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still worthy of a night by the Khong.
Check it out sometime.
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