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Wiang Mok - Chiang Khong - ex KMT Village

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by DavidFL, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Wiang Mok is 31 south west from Chiang Khong
    An "ex" Chinese KMT village, I was expecting something a bit like Doi Mae Salong, or Bang Yang west of Fang.

    & what I saw as I rocked up

    The road in
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    It's definitely a Christian town

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    A few Chinese Houses
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    A Chinese temple on a hill
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    I never quite worked out the specific use for bbq above

    And then there were the Akha!

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    Yes Akha, I was very surprised to find Akha settled here.

    What they doing?

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    Making brooms.

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    Yes siree Wiang Mok would appear to be broom central
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    The Akha broom shed
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    where all the very happy Akha workers hang out.....making brooms.

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    The broom handle makers
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    Tying them up
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    Check it out sometime. 31 kms south west of Chiang Khong.
    Take R1020 south.
    Turn right onto R1174, at the Thung Ngiw traffic,lights 7 kms from town.
    Follow R1174 for 21 kms, then turn right under the archway with Chinese signs & follow the concrete in 3.2 kms.
     
  2. Interesting report for an interesting place. This region is loaded with historic importance. Nowadays a possible stopover along bikers Routes, it has not always been a quiet place. Nice pictures, it is well worth to document this village, for sure more GTRs will stop for a visit.
     
  3. Nice account. I had only time for a day in Chiang Khong but I really would have liked to explore the place and its surroundings more. Your report proves that I missed out. Thanks for sharing this ....
     
  4. Wiang Mok on the latest GTR Golden Triangle loop map

    GTR-WiangMok-ChiangKhongB.

    You can check out the latest GTR Golden Triangle guide map here

    https://www.gt-rider.com/maps-of-thailand-laos-maps/golden-triangle-map
     

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