A SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO ENJOY PAI

2wheels

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For a number of reasons, until now, I have never enjoyed Pai.
So, with this magnificent weather, it was time to try again.

I took the road through Samoeng and Wat Chan into Pai.
There was minimal traffic.

My accommodation of choice was the Prawpao Resort.

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It is beside the river and bridge at

19.356720
98.444435

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This place is recommended.
The owner (Ben) is a rider who has ridden much of Asia.
It's a friendly and spacious Resort with a huge parking area; certainly biker friendly.

Freshened up and went walking.
Pai seemed to be about 50% alive.
Many venues were open, as was Walking Street.
The venues and streets weren't crammed with people, making it a relaxing and enjoyable evening.

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As usual, there were some interesting bikes to be seen.

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The night was chilly and these outdoor fireplaces were a good idea.

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A quaint spoon.

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I was delighted to find a baguette stall in Walking Street.
Chicken baguette 50 baht.

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But I gave this a miss!

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Next morning I was lucky to find this coffee shop.

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The owner (Montree) is very friendly and enjoys a chat.
He is a biker and often goes touring.
He is a mechanic.

on Singharat Road at 19.368371, 98.437616.

I have never seen a CF Moto in Thailand but he owns this one.
h\He doesn't need to be concerned with service centres because he does his own work.

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He has an elderly pooch who delights in touring on the bike.
Pooch sits in the pannier.

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I hadn't tried coffee with coconut before. Nice (y)

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We had a long chat and he gave me a packet of Special Tea as a parting gift.

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Then I headed out of town a bit and visited the amazing Yun Lai Viewpoint.

19.369791, 98.395291

This is probably best visited at sunset or dawn.
Only 20 baht to visit.
Tents were 100 baht.

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(Here I tried to download a panoramic view but couldn't)

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A corn tree.

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The Santichon area will be a future visit.
It is mostly Chinese flavoured.

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re Santichon Village.



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Back into town. Spaghetti junction.

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I called into the Mosque just off Chai Songkhram Road at 19.360200, 98.440314.
It was closed on that day due to Wubug constraints.

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Then back towards Chiang Mai along the curvaceous #1095.
Thankfully, minimal traffic again and no hoons.

I enjoyed a snack at one of my favourite roadside eateries; Pankled at 19.115365, 98.784990.

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Old Geronimo has been located to a new building near the sheep shed.

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So the outcome of that brief visit was to convince me to stay a few days and nights to have a detailed look at Pai and surrounding area.
 
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The Bigfella

Senior Member
Staff member
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
Bikes
KTM 950SER & EXC, BMW R90S & Dakar, MZ250, BSA B33, Norton 16H, Honda - 500 Fs & X, DRZs, XLs XRs CRFs CT110s etc
Ron - I'm not sure I know the complete answer as to why that picture wouldn't load - other than it was an exceptionally large file size. I put it into PhotoShop and kept reducing the file size... and it was still too large. The image I just posted was a "screen snip" of the image. It's size on my hard disk is 107Kb v the original image size of 8,013Kb - yet it still looks the same quality on my PC screen.
 
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