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Motorbike Trip, Kok River

Going where no Farang on a motorbike has ever gone before!

While in Chiang Rai the last time, we did a Longtail boat trip down the Kok river from Thaton to Chiang Rai. About a 6 hour trip. This time we decided to tackle it by motorbike. Even though the map showed no roads.....
Some beautiful temples on the road to Thaton
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Not sure....sculpture at the Hot Springs we came across. Also Monk approved massage.
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Villages dotted the hillsides
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Our vehicles of choice. Mine was the speedy lookin' blue Honda
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Don't really approve of this, but Mom was teaching her daughter how to be a waitress, and she even counted our change.
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Thaton. This is where we turned left and headed down the river
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Teak tree trunk stools, very cool...and heavy!
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Literally, tons of garlic
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Love the hand pumps at the gas station. And the amount in Baht was written on the side of the glass
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Found this along the river
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Mostly farm land
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Tom loaded for bear!
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The trail down the Kok river
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Great little villages
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And villagers!
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Cute kids followed us through their village
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Turned out to be a water buffalo/goat trail most of the way. Had a few mishaps, almost lost a bike or two down a cliff and into the river...no pictures, couldn't really let go of the bike for about an hour and a half! The trail was so small you couldn't get off the bike. Mountain straight up on your left, 60-80 foot drop to the river on your right! Turned out to be one of the best parts of the trip!
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Posted by ikombazana 07:32

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