Kawasaki KLX 250
Kawasaki KLX 250
15 Jan

A Morning Ride

𝑨 π’‡π’†π’˜ π’‰π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’•π’” π’‡π’“π’π’Ž π’šπ’†π’”π’•π’†π’“π’…π’‚π’š'𝒔 π’Žπ’π’“π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’“π’Šπ’…π’†. A fun 194 km ride in MaeWang and Doi Inthanon region of Northern Thailand.

The R1013 is an 𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒑𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒕-𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 π’…π’“π’†π’‚π’Ž route, with plenty of elephant sanctuaries. I stopped in at Chiang Mai Elephant Friends at their roadside entrance and paid 60 baht for a large basket of bananas (three large bunches) to give to the elephants.

Further along the R1013 is extensive roadworks. π‘Ύπ’Šπ’…π’†π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’•π’˜π’Šπ’”π’•π’š π’π’‚π’“π’“π’π’˜ 𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒆 which for sure has seen a fair few accidents. It's a great helter-skelter of a route which, (if you take the R4053), leads to an giant (and unusual) Buddha statue.

On this occasion due to time constraints I forwent visiting the giant Buddha and instead headed for Khun Wang Royal Project to visit the Sakura cherry blossom that is currently blooming. (π‘Άπ’‘π’†π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔: 8:30 π’‚π’Ž 𝒕𝒐 5 π’‘π’Ž). π‘¬π’π’•π’“π’š π’Šπ’” 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆 but you do need to show proof of vaccination (or negative PCR test) in order to enter.

The development center is simple and pretty and I was able to go off the beaten track to enjoy blooms crowd-free (π‘Žπ‘™π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘’π‘”β„Ž π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘€π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ 𝑓𝑒𝑀 π‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘Žπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’ 𝑖𝑛 π‘“π‘Žπ‘π‘‘, π‘ π‘œ 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑑 π‘‘π‘œ π‘”π‘œ π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘™π‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘€π‘’π‘’π‘˜, 𝑖𝑓 π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘ π‘–π‘π‘™π‘’). 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 π’Šπ’” π’‘π’“π’π’ƒπ’‚π’ƒπ’π’š 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒆 π’Žπ’π’“π’† π’˜π’†π’†π’Œ 𝒐𝒇 π’ƒπ’π’π’π’Žπ’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‡π’π’π’˜π’†π’“π’” π’ƒπ’†π’ˆπ’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒐 π’…π’Šπ’† 𝒐𝒇𝒇.

After spending time in Royal Project I made my way to Wachirathan Falls to enjoy the 80 π’Žπ’†π’•π’†π’“ π’˜π’‚π’•π’†π’“π’‡π’‚π’π’ at the base of Doi Inthanon - 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‰π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’†π’”π’• π’Žπ’π’–π’π’•π’‚π’Šπ’ π’Šπ’ π‘»π’‰π’‚π’Šπ’π’‚π’π’…. There were few people at that time and I was able to enjoy a quiet coffee there.

𝐼 β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘Ž 𝑓𝑒𝑀 π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘”π‘  𝐼 π‘€π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘β„Žπ‘’π‘π‘˜ π‘œπ‘’π‘‘ 𝑖𝑛 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘”π‘’π‘›π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘™ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Ž π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Žπ‘› π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘—π‘’π‘π‘‘.

Hope you enjoy these few tips of what to see and do in this general zone. More of this over on my website and social media:

web: motogirlthailand.com
facebook/instagram: motogirlthailand
YouTube: Moto Zed

Have a great weekend! πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
~ Zed

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  • Danny 4D's 15 Jan
    love the pictures, thanks for sharing πŸ‘
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    • Moto Zed 16 Jan author
      Danny 4D's, thanks Danny!
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      • Danny 4D's 16 Jan
        Moto Zed, Your very welcome ......
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