Dec 122009

The route 323, 3272, 323

Total distance 361 km

Out of town along the very busy 323 until Nam Tok then traffic eases a bit, but as its a saturday I guess lots of Thais are getting away for the weekend. There was a recent thread about throwover panniers, these appear to work perfectly and dont touch the exhausts

The River Kwai just before Thong Pha Phum

At Thong Pha Phum I take a left onto the 3272 to ride to the Burmese border

Its a wide road to start with but narrows after a while but properly surfaced all the way

Need less to say the scenery is great along here

At a rest point I meet up with these Thais from Bangkok who passed me earlier on whilst I was stopped

I manage to sneak in on the second photo, Im the second bald guy on the right, next to the bald Thai guy

I ride off first and wait for them

Apart from the Yamaha which was a 400 the others were all small, they said that they all left Bangkok at 9 am this morning and when I met them at 2 pm this afternoon they were nearly to the Pilok village where they were staying for the night. Good on them for doing that

This is a seriously bendy road the further you go

I reach the village and the Burmese border

Looking into Burma

Its a proper road leading in here but then the gas pipeline and plant just inside the border requires co operation. I notice a truck full of foreign workers inside Thailand with their uniforms on and two years ago I met some Westerners here who were working inside Burma

About 100 metres back and its a Burmese soldier

The hill in the middle is the one with the Army camp that I usually ride up to but times getting on and I have a long way to go so it can wait until another trip, I doubt if anythings changed much up there anyway

A pleasant little trip is this route

Nearer to Thong Pha Phum and the reservoir comes into view

I ride back to Thong Pha Phum then take a left onto the 323 and ride to Sangkhlaburi

Birdland is where I eat and stay, run by an Americam named Jimmy who spends his time between here and his other place in Kanchanaburi

100 Baht for the room which includes a hot shower

The hamburger and fries was 75 Baht

  6 Responses to “Kanchanaburi – ETong/Pilok Village – Burmese Border – Sangkhlaburi”

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  5. Thanks Gordon, yes a King cobra is not to be messed with

  6. I was up there this week, met a king cobra on the same route. Was forced to drop the bike and run, he just said thanks for the bike and took up residence in the back wheel. Lucky to be alive today but will look forward to another trip back there. Great pics !

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