Exploring Doi Luang Near Phayao


Administrator (Retired)
Jul 1, 2012
Chiang Rai
Honda CRM-AR 250, Honda CRF 250-L, Suzuki V Strom XT 650 Honda XR250 Baja BMW F650GS
Since myself and Jim had recently become new dad's we planned to rid ourselves of being being house bound and explore an area neither of us had ventured in, Doi Luang NP which is situated between routes 118, 120 and Hwy 1. A small break in the weather so we decided to give it a go and after worming our way through the small farming villages off the 118 we finally hit dirt as we headed up the mountains, we came to this junction right looked to take us a further 35 km or so to the 120, left looked to go nowhere.


The skies didn't look so good and it started to rain to we decided retreat back to the concrete road to wait out the storm.

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We considered our options and when the rain stopped we decided to give the left track a go, it was pretty steep and slick in places but beautiful.

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Sadley more rain was coming upon us, we decided discretion was the better part of valor and head back rather than deal with the dreaded red snot.

We made it back to a village shop as the heavens opened once again.


Some shots from the ride back.

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Dragon fruit being grown everywhere in this region.

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So not what we planned but now we know what's out there, we will be back soon to poke around some more.

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Hi there
lookes great to me.
i live part time in Mae Jai and there is great riding near by.
where did u get that map from ?
Yep it's a great area to explore and will be over that way in a week or so. The map is made by Lone Rider (Auke) if you PM him i am sure he can point you in the direction of a way to get the GPS map.
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