On the motorbike from Chiang Mai to Mae Salong


Motorbike riding in North Thailand
View over Mae Salong in North Thailand

Just Back Report of a motorbike trip in 2016, Day 3. The third day was 232 km starting at 7:30am in a rainy and clouded Chiang Mai town and ending at a foggy and cold Mae Salong at 15:00. The route : Route 107 to Chiang Dao and Tha Ton - Route 1130 to Mae Salong Nok. For more motorbike trip reports see Motorbike Trip Reports. After a failed breakfast I left while the clouds were coming in over Chiang Mai. That continued to like that so at Chiang Dao I made a stop at Marisa Resort for a Dutch breakfast we a friend (Thanks Ton). It became more clouded and once going into the mountains it became foggy. And there was even some kind of a little bit rain. When I arrived at Mae Salong it was cold, dark, very foggy and I was longed for a hot shower and food. As it was long weekend I had not much hope in finding a hotel the easy way. So I stopped at the first place that looked nice and that was a good choice .... "Baan See See Mountain View Hotel". Nice rooms, private balcony and great view over the village. Highly recommended!  I loved Mea Salong in the cold evening with thick fog. It did give me a kind of deja-vu of wintersport in Europe but then without the apre-ski and Gl├╝hwein. Due to the thick fog I decided to explore the area of Mae Salong the next day in the early morning.

Chiang Dao in North Thailand

Welcome to Doi Mae Salong, North Thailand

Foggy view over Mae Salong, North Thailand


Main street in Mae Salong, North Thailand

Chinese grave tomb 
Main street in Mae Salong, North Thailand

Main street in Mae Salong, North Thailand

Main street in Mae Salong, North Thailand

View over Mae Salong village


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The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!