12-1-20 Chiang Mai-New Unmapped Villages South Of Lamphun

Captain_Slash

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Distance 201 km
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The road that goes on further than any maps show on my journey south
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Still paved but now considerably narrower
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Ban Pa Lao was where the OSM map finished and whilst the ESRI showed an unpaved track continuing for a way it didnt go far
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100 kgs of cement is some luggage on his Wave
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Off he goes on his trip across the fields
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I ride further south and the track turns to unpaved
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Soon I am completely off the map and wonder how far and where this track goes to
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The odd bit of paved on some steep parts
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Surprised to find another village along here
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Childrens day at the school in Ban Mae Sa Ngae.
A company called Pandora from Lamphun had organised it and brought toys along
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I am asked to eat there so I gratefully accepted this very pleasant dish of fried rice with chicken
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Plus of course an obligatory ice cream
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Old and young enjoying themselves together
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I carry on riding south as the road carries on further
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Just past the village and a small Temple on the top of a hill
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Finally I reach another village which appears to be Ban Pong Phang
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Its pretty quiet here as I guess they are all at the school in the other village
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Riding back and there is someone at the Temple on the hill
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Now looking down upon Ban Pa Lao and I am now back on the paved road
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Just after I took this photo the sidecar wheel hit a rock and the guy in the sidecar fell out, luckily he was not hurt
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Completely dried up riverbed here
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Time to explore more tracks both paved and unpaved on the way back
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Sunday evening buffet at Gecko Garden 250 Baht, in amongst that lot was chicken, turkey, ham, beef, smoked pork and smoked chicken
 
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Good work there Colin, interesting area indeed.
 

Captain_Slash

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It sure was an interesting ride, its getting harder to find previously unmapped villages especially ones like these that are not exactly out in the inaccessible wilderness.
 
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