R1129 Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong closed

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by DavidFL, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. On R1129 coming over to Chiang Khong from Chiang Saen with happy go lucky in the car yesterday & at the Suan Duk / river road junction, there's a sign up saying the road over Kiu Khan mountain is closed / cut.
    Supposedly heavy rain earlier this / last week caused another landslide on the Chiang Saen side of the mountain & the road is under rocks once again.
    Moto-Rex is in the area on his KLX & has been asked to detour, check it out to get some piccies. Maybe he will, maybe he won't.

    The flash flood damage in the early 1990s
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    the road was closed for weeks until they cleared all the rocks.
    For more old photos of flood damage, take a look here
    https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorc ... t3980.html

    Whilst R1129 over the mountain is closed, the alternative route to use is the Mouang Khan - Had Bai - Suan Dok river road to travel from Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong, so it's not really a problem.
  2. River road is still OK & a nicer ride anyway I think. No problems last Sunday. Just a bit more care needed because heavy lorries are now using the road as well. Saw the sign up a couple of weeks ago but just thought it was because of a drain repair being carried out under the road!
  3. Yes came back via the river road with happy go lucky in her car yesterday (Thurs 27th) & noted that the sign was gone.
    Another contact in CK claimed that it was a bridge that was damaged / washed out & you had to use the stream. Ok if dry, but not in the wet.
    Without actually riding there & checking it out I wonder what the truth was?

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