On the motorbike in North Thailand : Day 3 from Chiang Mai to Mae Salong

I am just back from a 6 days solo motorbike trip in North Thailand. Third day was 232km starting at 7:30am in a rainy and clouded Chiang Mai town and ending at a foggy and cold Mae Salong at 15:00.

After a failed breakfast I left while the clouds were coming in over Chiang Mai. That continued to like that so at Chiang Dao I made a stop at Marisa Resort for a Dutch breakfast we a friend (Thanks Ton). It became more clouded and once going into the mountains it became foggy. And there was even some kind of a little bit rain. When I arrived at Mae Salong it was cold, dark, very foggy and I was longed for a hot shower and food.

As it was long weekend I had not much hope in finding a hotel the easy way. So I stopped at the first place that looked nice and that was a good choice .... "Baan See See Mountain View Hotel". Nice rooms, private balcony and great view over the village. Highly recommended!

I loved Mea Salong in the cold evening with thick fog. It did give me a kind of deja-vu of wintersport in Europe but then without the apre-ski and Gl├╝hwein. Due to the thick fog I decided to explore the area of Mae Salong the next day in the early morning.

The route : Route 107 to Chiang Dao and Tha Ton - Route 1130 to Mae Salong Nok.

Click on this posting title to see more photos of this wonderful first day of my loop in North Thailand.


View over Mae Salong village

The Sleeping Lady at Chiang Dao





Dinner time
Chinese grave tomb 



View over Mae Salong village


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