19-12-19 Chiang Mai-Locating Two Caves And New Tracks South Of Lamphun

Captain_Slash

Community Manager
Joined
Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
Distance 177 km
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Following the Ping river south out of town and plenty of activity on this wooden bridge
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The pillars are in on the new concrete bridge and hopefully it will soon be finished
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Close to the river and there appears to be plenty of water for another rice crop
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The 4054 is a beauty
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I need to locate them today then tomorrow Paul and myself will walk into them with proper lights
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This unpaved track leads to the Thep Na Mitra Cave
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The gate is the entrance to it, one located now to find the other one
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A small reservoir that is practically dry
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Nearing the Erawan Cave and it looks like it was once hoped to be a tourist attraction
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Totally ruined now
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That looks a bit beyond repair
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Its now a steep rocky climb to find the cave
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There it is
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I walked down a few steps and took this photo with the flash on, definitely not going any further today
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There is a nature trail here which I start to explore
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It only showed as a loop and I turned back here
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Another track goes to a rubber plantation
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Another very low reservoir
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The 6065 shows as unpaved on the OSM and I guess recently paved but not used much
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I noticed recently riding down the 4010 there is a paved road going off to the right just before reaching the 1184, today I rode the 4070 and its like this for a good way
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It turns to unpaved
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But goes further than what the OSM shows
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Then it emerges onto the 1184 and is a fun loop
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Now along the 3041
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A fun days exploring and now back home following the Ping river
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Chicken Pakora and garlic bread at Indish 165 Baht, delicious as is every meal I have eaten here.
This meal means I have tried every chicken dish on the menu that appeals to me so its now try them all again time
 

Ally

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 23, 2011
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
PCX - with custom valve caps
Looking forward to hearing if the 1 bat I saw in Erawan Cave last week is alive & well ;)
 
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