Bicycling in Thung Chang
It is orange harvesting season in Nan province, North Thailand and to promote this there are festivals organised. One of that festivals is being held this year in Thung Chang, one of Nan's most northern little towns. Part of this festival was a short bicycle trip to visit a village nearby Thung Chang. This village is famous for its oranges. So we decided to join this time, of course all would go according Thai time and flexibility. The idea was to register for the bicycle ride between 6:00am and 7:00am, free of charge. The ride would start at 7:00am and end at 9:00am. So we arrived at 6:30am and besides the huge podium and loud disco music there was not much action yet. At 7:10am it was clear that there would be not much movement soon and as I was getting crazy from the loud music we moved to the 7-11 and waited for them to be passing by. So finally at about 7:45 we started our bicycling trip together with about 60 people. Must say the ride itself was good & safe organised with police in front and behind. And intersections were closed. And to my surprise the area of Thung Chang as a great scenic area for bicycling between the rice fields, farms and rivers. Actually highly recommended to do if you like bicycling and nature. Following are some photos I took while bicycling & stopping. For more information about the beautiful Nan province in North Thailand see Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand.