This gruelling 14 day Adventure Motorcycling in Asia started for me in Ban Pong in Ratchaburi Thailand, then heading north to Phitsanulok, Phrae, Chiang Rai, crossing into Myanmar for the markets at Tachileik, then onto Chiang Klong, Lao border crossing at Huay Xai, then entering China and continueing to Muang Sing, Xishuangbanna, Lacang, Lincang, Dali, Lijang, and the final destination in the mountains of Shangri-La and snow.

Adventure Motorcycling in Asia 5644km in 14 days through 4 countries

This gruelling 14 day Adventure Motorcycling in Asia started for me in Ban Pong in Ratchaburi Thailand, then heading north to Phitsanulok, Phrae, Chiang Rai, crossing into Myanmar for the markets at Tachileik, then onto Chiang Klong, Lao border crossing at Huay Xai, then entering China and continueing to Muang Sing, Xishuangbanna, Lacang, Lincang, Dali,…

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Enjoying the twistes of Phu Tubberk mountain in Phetchabun

One of the biggest drawcards for riding in Thailand is heading into Phetchabun province, approximately 5 hours northwest of Bangkok. If your deciding to ride from Bangkok north to Chiang Mai, heading up through this province is a must. Phu Thap Boek  also known as Phu Man Khao, is a 1,794 m high mountain in…

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Puthamonthom Park Nakon Pathom

Puthamonthom Park Nakon Pathom

Phutthamonthon park is over 50 years old and is spread over 2500 Rai. It has one of the tallest standing Buddha statue.  Another marble stone building just few meters away is the big marble viharn that has the entire Buddhist canon engraved in 1418 marble steles. Having a spare day and finding out my mate…

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Khao Krajom Mountain Suan Pheung district Kawasaki Versys

So you want to buy a Big Bike in Thailand?

So you want to buy a Big Bike in Thailand? Having now gone through the process twice while I have been in Thailand I am going to reflect on some points that are extremely import to take into consideration when you are buying your big bike. Taking you back, I bought my first bike, a…

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Long Tail Boat Kaeng Krachan National Park Phetchaburi

Kaeng Krachan is the largest national park within Thailand. It is on the border with Burma (Myanmar) and is a short drive/ride from the bustling coastal tourist town of Hua Hin. Kaeng Krachan was declared as a national park on 12 June 1981. Covering an area of 2914 km² the park is located in Phetchaburi…

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Alpaca Hill Khao Krajom Mountain Suan Pheung district Kawasaki Versys

Riding Khao Krajom Mountain on my Kawasaki Versys

Well finding myself with a down day and the Versys shod with new Vee Rubber tyres, I thought I would look into doing a ride out to Suan Pheung district and riding up Khao Krajom Mountain. Now I spoke to a lot of local friends who have done the ride, and spoken to many people…

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Adventure riding onto Ko Chang Island Thailand

Deciding where to ride to next can always be somewhat challenging. Not knowing where you want to go, making choices when you don’t know anyone who has traveled there, or even if you can do it. Ko Chang, located off the coast of Trat is one place I wanted to visit. Being Thailand’s second biggest…

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Kicking off with some basics, Ayutthaya (officially Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya) is actually a province 80km or 1.5hrs north of Bangkok and is covered by World Heritage listing by UNESCO.  Ayutthaya, was the seat of the Kingdom of Siam and a prosperous trading port from the 14th century until it was razed by the Burmese in 1767. The old city ruins, with Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues, now form Ayutthaya Historical Park.  Somehow after being in Thailand for some time, Ayutthaya alluded me but I have finally made the pilgrimage to the old city after much anticipation.  What I was expecting to see, was a combination of Chiang Mai's city ruins, with perhaps the visual impact of Cambodian ruins. Well I got what I was wishing for. The Historical Park sites on an area of 289 ha. Extremely large, many tourists take the opportunity to rent bicycles to allow them to cover the who area with more ease.   With the area founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was unfortunately  destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendor.  Ayutthaya is usually visited as part of a packaged day trip out of Bangkok, which usually includes stops at the Bang Pa In palace as well as the Bang Sai royal arts center.  You can easily spend a day exploring the whole park, or simply have a quick stop and still feel fulfilled by what you will have seen. The park is relatively low pressure compared to many other tourist places in Thailand.  Being able to photograph the gigantic monasteries as the sun sets gives a whole new perspective to the place, only to be outdone by visiting the outer perimeter and shooting some night photos when all of the temples are light by spotlights bringing out the magnificent shadows and details turning it into quite an eerie place.

The old city ruins of Ayutthaya Historical Park

Kicking off with some basics, Ayutthaya (officially Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya) is actually a province 80km or 1.5hrs north of Bangkok and is covered by World Heritage listing by UNESCO, located on an island surrounded by three rivers. Ayutthaya, was the seat of the Kingdom of Siam and a prosperous trading port from the 14th…

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Vintage Motorcycle Thailand 10th Anniversary Erawan

I was recently offered the opportunity to attend Thailand’s Vintage Motorcycle’s 10th Anniversary Event at Erawan Falls by my good friend Phee Pop. I was promised a ride with some classic bikes from Ban Pong out to Erawan Falls for Vintage Motorcycle Thailand and a good ‘party’. Now what happened was far more than promised!…

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