On the motorbike to Phetchabun and Loei
This is a trip report of 2013, but not much changed and it is still a recommended route to ride motorbike. Together with some other bikers from Khon Kaen I made a 2 day tour in North-East Thailand. And it was a great trip! Our first destination was Phetchabun to tour the area of Khao Kho, in Thailand also nicknamed Little Switzerland. Due to late leaving, good & long breakfast and dark-visors on the helmets we could not make it far into Khao Khao before it would become really dark. But route 2258 is a promising route to come back again soon. Route 2258 starts at route 21 between Phetchabun and Lomsak. We made a u-turn in Khao Kho and did ride back to town, where we stayed at the Burapa Hotel. Phetchabun is a nice small city with not too far from the hotel (but too far to walk) a street along a kind of klong or lake with many restaurants and small pub's. For more motorbike trip reports see Motorbike Trip Reports.
|Weird temple along the way to Nakhon Thai|
|Morning in the fog near Phu Kadung|
Well in the end I did manage to get to Phu Wiang and from there to Ubolrat lake to have a lunch at Pattaya 2 beach. Well due to the high water level there was not much beach but still a very scenic place to have lunch and the food was good! I took the long and scenic route along the lake back to Khon Kaen. At some places the water-level was on BOTH sides of the road at tarmac level. You could even see that these roads must have been flooded not long ago. For Phetchabun see Phetchabun Province and for Loei see Loei Province
|Fishing at Ubolrat lake|