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Old 05-14-2014, 07:22 AM   #1
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Thumb Thailand: Highway 1081 Chaloem Phra Kiat to Bo Kluea

Hello from Bangkok, Thailand. Long time since I have been on the forum..

I will start to post regular road POV videos of various roads in Thailand. To watch the video follow the links clearly shown below and just view the post below to see some photos..

Most can also be found on my blog at: The Regional Manager

Highway 1081
After a good week hanging out in Chiang Rai I had to get back to Bangkok. The first stop I planned was Nan but also wanted to ride a bit longer so checking out the map thought I would go up to Chaleom Phra Kiat down to Bo Kluea and then across to Nan to make it a bit longer and more interesting.

Highway 1081 runs all the way from Chaloem Phra Kiat to Bo Kulea and onto Nan and changes in condition from north to south as well as providing the usual high standard of scenery and local life you expect from this part of Thailand.

POV video of Highway 1081 (upto Bo Kluea) can be found here:
Part One (34 mins)
Part Two (25 mins)

Google Map links:
Start location and end location

Select photos along the way:
Heading off early is always the way to go to enjoy the cooler temperatures, afternoons are for naps and swims!
These two photos are sunrise just outside Chiang Rai somewhere:

Past Chaloem Phra Kiat on highway 1081 and these two girls past by skilfully navigating the bends whilst sharing a joke and carrying merchandise.

As you travel down the 1081 you go along a valley with interesting scenery and bare hills, maybe another time of year it is different but pretty barren in April this year.

Welcome ice cream breaks along the way:

Friendly Buffalo. I am sure they are not always friendly but they have endearing faces inviting trust!

Lastly a couple of iPhone panoramas along 1081:

The Regional Manager

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