Nov 252010
 

The route 1089, 1016, 4010

Total distance 123 km

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I ride out from Fang northwards along the 1089 to Thaton, here just past the left turn for the 1314 I take a left to ride up a steep road to find this temple that I spotted on the previous days trip
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Certainly a lot of sunflowers up here
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At the back there are some other monuments
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Plus something else under construction
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The impressive structure that I saw from the 1314
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As I park up this rather large bug walks over and hides under the shade of my bike
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It is located at N20.03.897 E099.21.129 and the sign says its called Chedi Kaew
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I cant stand back far enough to get it all in one photo
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Time to walk around inside
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No real people yet, just dummies
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Finally upstairs I see some real live people
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I am now right up the top
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A stunning view from up here, overlooking Thaton
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A Burmese camp on the hill
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As I leave I follow a road out the back which leads to this statue at N20.04.240 E099.21.300
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A view of Chedi Kaew from here
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Also a good view from up here
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Time to ride on and just past Thaton the oranges are getting lots of water on them
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I dont take the left for Mae Salong and ride straight on, its been a few years since I rode along here and I forgot just how enjoyable it was with this great scenery
I ride to Mae Chan then take the 1016 for about ten km then take a left onto the 4010 to visit David Learmouth who has invited me to visit and stay a couple of nights
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One of Davids prize porkers enjoying dinner, Davids wife Fon cooked a lovely meal and some more of Davids friends came along too but I never took any more photos of the evening.

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