In January 2022 I was in Ban Muang Phrae in Na Heao district, Loei province. Just out of town is a small mountain area and I did see something that looked like a viewpoint. But on Google Maps I did not see any road going into that direction. So I did just drive in the direction and just when I wanted to give up I saw a sign for something. Let's follow it! First a good cement road, then going steep up. Then passing some houses from where you already have a great view. But the road did go on ... so I did go on! The road did get older, more narrow and going into the jungle. And then it started to go really steep up with some very sharp curves. Riding alone it is actually not a smart idea but .... who said I am smart? Slowly in first gear, halfway making a u-turn is no option anymore. It goes so steep up you actually not see if there is still a road ahead after 10m. So wishing for road and wishing for a place to be able to make a u-turn.
My reward was a kind of abandoned viewpoint with a stunning view over the valley of Na Heao. Wow! A stunning place for a sundowner. If you want to travel in Thailand and need information or any help then contact me via de mail-link under at this travel blog.