Samoeng Strawberry Festival 2012.

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by DavidFL, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Samoeng Strawberry Festival Feb 2012

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    a bit of a non-event for me - just a bunch of strawberry stalls?

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    Selling strawberries, or strawberry wine

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    or bags?

    We missed the parade by an hour

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    My riding & coffee mates for the arvo

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    Thanks Daewoo & David, we still had a good time on the Samoeng Loop, plus talking shop.
     
  2. Samoeng booms in strawberry season, but the rest of the year it seems like a peaceful idyllic little hollow.

    The Versys has been off the road for 3 months after my crash,so first time out it was a gentle run out to Samoeng & a bit of a potter around.

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    The Strawberry Farm Wongnam

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    but alas, "yes we have no strawberries today."
    It's out of season.

    But they havea string of folksy bungalows

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    asking for 800-1,200 baht a night & I thought you'd only pay that if you were up from Bangkok & in need of some serenity.

    A little further down the road / valley

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    Wat Pa Kluay

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    has some scenic panoramic views over the Samoeng valley

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    Plus the temples a bit alright for a photo or two.

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    Take your time, don't rush & if you're in Samoeng, linger longer to check out Wat Pa Kluay.
    Across the river, heading "north" towards Wat Chan, but before the Samoeng Resort.
    1.6 kms from the market by the T Junction.
     
  3. Very good pic of one of the strawberry munchkins holding a slice of orange David! They're diversifying? :)
     
  4. I was so disapointed when I discovered that those thai strawberries tast absolutely nothing! No taste at all. And I really would like to know why. They looke like "normal" strawberries. I don't understand why they have such a succes in Thailand.
     
  5. I believe you need some colder weather to bring the taste, strawberries grown here at higher altitude, in the coolest couple of months do have some flavour
     
  6. Samoeng 2015 Strawberry Festival is on for 12-15 February

    Samoeng Strawberry Festival  2012.
     

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