From Na Noi I took route 1216 to Khun Sathan. Be aware, no signs in English. And the beginning looks like a small soi. First part of route 1216 is a bit boring until you go higher and into the mountains. Just before the entrance to Khun Sathan National Park (closed) is a viewpoint with coffee shop (closed). Just at the entrance of Khun Sathan National Park are a few coffee shops & souvenir shops but all closed now. And a bit further along the road are trees that are famous as Thai Sakuara and highly admired as selfie spot.
I continued route 1216 in direction of Rong Kwang but entered route 101 about 10 km north of Rong Kwang. This part of route 1216 has changed a lot with coffee shops, restaurants, camping and homestay's. But currently all closed. Khun Satan National Park is on the border of Nan province and Phrae province, so I had now entered Phrae province. Riding route 101 to Wiang Sa I passed the police check-point that is now used as COVID19 check-point. That means exit the road, park your vehicle, get your temperature checked and answer questions.Girl : Where you come from?
|Spirit house along the road|
|Thai version of Japanese flowers|