On the motorbike from Mae Salong Nok to Chiang Khong

Motorbike Riding in Thailand

This is day 4 of a 6 days motorbike trip North Thailand in 2016. Fourth day was 173 km starting at 6:30am in a still foggy and cold Mae Salong Nok and ending at 15:00 in a clouded Chiang Khong along the mighty Mekong River. Not a long distance again, but wow what a stunning beautiful part of North Thailand! I started first with exploring the local area of Mae Salong Nok. And the I went along narrow and steep roads to the Thai-Burmese border, passing the famous Doi Thung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang Garden. Then to follow the Thai-Burmese border (within a few meters) and visit a Thai Military base where I was almost being the guest of a VIP Thai travel group (a lot of body-guards walking around). After that riding thru Mae Sai, the gate-way to Burma / Myanmar (international border crossing). Then riding to the infamous Golden Triangle and following the Mekong River until it flows into Laos. The latter was a side-trip to the point where the Mekong River stops being a border between Laos and Thailand (death-end road). I ended the day in Chiang Khong, another gate-way but to Laos. And since 2013 with a bridge crossing the Mekong River (international border crossing to Laos). And in the evening I enjoyed good food along my good friend the Mekong River. Anther great day in North Thailand.

The Route : Route 1130 to Mae Sai - Route 1138 to Doi Thung - Route 1149 to Mai Sai (right along the Thai Burmese border) - Route 1 and Route 1290 to Chiang Khong.

View point at Mae Salong Nok

Maha Santakhiri Pagoda

View over Mae Salong Nok

Thai Military base along the Thai Burmese border

Overlooking the fog over Burma

Mae Sai valley 

Favourite on the road snack

My good old friend the Mekong River

Along the Mekong River in Chiang Khong

View from my room in Chiang Khong

One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

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!