On the motorbike to Ban Santisuk and Phu Langkha in North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in Thailand

In 2017 after about 3 months not riding my motorbike it was time for a ride again. Although we are still in the raining season, the weather forecast was good. So in the early morning I did ride from Nan town in direction of Ban Luang via route 1091. In the morning is was cool and it started with beautiful clouds in the mountains. From route 1091 I made a side-trip to a waterfall (via route 1171) but I did never find the waterfall. So I followed route 1091 to Pong from where I took route 1188 and an local route to Ban Santisuk in Phayao province (not to be confused with Santisuk in Nan province). This is a bit weird village. Just on the border of Phayao and Nan province, locked in by mountain ranges and in the 1970's home to rebels who tried to escape government prosecution. The latter may explain the still isolation of the area. I tried to find a short-cut to Nan but failed so I returned back to the 1188 and took route 1148 via Phu Langkha back to Tha Wang Pha and route 101 back to Nan. What started as a short morning ride ended up with riding 340 km.




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!