“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose...” - Lyndon B Johnson
|(An antique pick-up on the Thousand Corners road)|
Day 17: Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016
Route: Pai - Mae Hong Son
Distance: 107 km
Hotel: Rom Tai guesthouse
We started riding on Route 1095 towards Mae Hong Son after refuelling. We made a few stops at the Pang Mapha highest mountain range scenic viewpoints. After completing the 1864 curves of the thousand corners the gang had our victory photo shots at the milestone and the iconic welcoming archway. Mae Hong Son's nickname is ‘the city of three mists’ as it is surrounded by the high mountain ranges of the Shan Hills and is the most mountainous province in Thailand.
We rode direct for lunch at the Muslim Restaurant next to the Masjid Nuruth Taqwa. We pre-ordered fried rice, fried chicken and tom yam for tonight’s dinner. At the restaurant we met with many cyclists and bikers from Malaysia.
We checked in Rom Tai Guesthouse for Baht700/night. After freshened up and prayers we decided to visit the Karen Long Neck Village not very far from town. We had to cross many slippery shallow rivers before reaching the Karen village. The last time we visited another location of the Karen Long Neck Village was by a 20-minute ride on boat.
After dinner we walked through the night market situated along the lake where we bought some t-shirts. We met a few of fellow bikers from Malaysia who will be riding up north and crossing the border to Laos from Chiang Kong.
|(Baan Aew Pai Resort)|
|(The three lady bikers)|
|(A group photo of the Truecolour Bikerz gang)|
|(Waiting in line to refuel)|
|(The highest scenic point of the mountain range)|
|(Coffee shop and resting areas)|
|(Another scenic spot with a new coffee shop)|
|(A beautiful panoramic view of the mountains and valleys)|
|(1,864 twists and turns of the Thousand Corners)|
|(A photo opportunity at the milestone)|
|(The iconic victory arch of Mae Hong Son)|
|(The KTM made it again, our 5th)|
|(Crossing small rivers to the Long Neck Village)|
|(A long neck girl weaving shawls)|
|(Souvenirs and handicrafts at the Karen Village)|
|(Our lodging next to the MHS lake)|