North of Thailand day 2

Sangkhla, Sapan Mon Bridge

Started a bit late today, the ride in the Khao Laem National Park and to Sangkhla Buri was great.Hwy 323 is the only option to go there. Despite that it is a “main highway”, in the morning it was a smooth ride with little traffic. Seems like, people did not wake up yet!

The main attraction in the Sangkhla Buri district is the Sapan Mon Bridge, a wooden bridge streching across the river.
The bridge is embraced by verdant mountain ranges, surrounded by plants of diverse species.
With the lenghth of 850 m the Mon Bridge is the world’ s second longest wooden bridge.
The bridge was build between 1986 and 1987.

When you continue the road direction to the Myanmar border, there will be a military check point in Nong Lu. This is the dead end, not allowed to continue.
What I hear from a guy in a coffee shop, 20 km ahead there is a refugee camp of Myanmar people.

Tip: fill up fuel before go on this trip, there are not many gas stations in this area

Speaking of coffee shop: I stopped in front of a closed coffee shop (Sukjai Cafe, Nong Lu) to check the map. The owner came and asked if he could help and my answer was, sure a coffee is always helpful. So he opened the shop and was very surprised that I ordered “old style” Thai coffee. This coffee is called “café bo ran”. Usually foreigners not drink this kind of coffee…but I really love it. Usually it’s served with tea.

A great ride in the morning with cool weather and almost no traffic. The way back was same same but different (as people in Thailand say).

Trip details are in the links below:



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  1. Sangjaa

    Thank you a lot for sharing while I read can imagine how it is …wonderful

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