Sisaket (TH) to Singapore – Ep 6

Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer, Thailand

Thailand – Cha Am to Ban Krut

Two days in Cha Am have been enough – we both are happy to leave and started early this morning at 6.30am.
Comphy temperature and fresh air made us riding fast on the first part on the
Hwy 31, the bypass of Cha Am and Hua Hin.
We changed to small roads and passed by the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. The park was established in 1966, and was the first coastal national park in Thailand.
The origin of the name “Khao Sam Roi Yot” is undetermined. Local lore has it that it means ‘mountain with 300 peaks, or the range had been an island where 300 survivors from a sinking chinese junk sought refuge, or the range was named after a local plant called sam roi yot.

Anyways, the view is nice.

Direction to the Kui Buri National Park you can ride a great loop in the rural areas of Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Prachuap is one of largest producers of pineapples in Thailand.
Therefore, riding that loop you will pass by thousands of squaremeters of pinapple farms.

On this loop you also pass by the Yang Chum reservoir. Nice scenery there and always worth a break.

Out of the mountains Hwy 4 was calling again for a short ride to the city Pratchuap Khiri Khan.
We took the costal road with a great view…

Pratchuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

passed by the city and tried to go into the Royal Thai Airforce base.
Very easy entry at the gate once you are friendly.
Nice beach in there. First of all, nice means very very clean. What is not a given in Thailand.

Why we go on there? Not only for the beach but also for the Wing 5 Historical Park.
For me a little disappointing. Four old, almost abandoned planes on sockets.

Out of Wing 5, Hwy 4 called us again for a 40 km ride. A bit boring but in this area you have no continuous costal road.

Ban Krut or exactly the Sai Kaew / Ban Krut beach is really nice and a worthy reward for the highway riding.
We stayed iin Ban Krut already in 2021 during the pandemic. Both of us where cusious, what changed. Will it go back to normal and how the normal looks like?

Ban Krut is still very quiet. Pleasantly quiet. A lot of foreigners stay here and now there are a lot of seafood restaurants along the beach.
In one of them we had a great lunch.

Some more photos of Ban Krut:

If you stay here in Ban Krut, you should not miss the local market in the morning.
Fresh food, friendly people and in the morning one my favourite breakfast.
Old style coffee and deep fired dough sticks (Patongko).
This charming lady makes them fresh.

Find the details of the trip in the Calimoto link.

Ride safe guy’s and enjoy yourself!!!


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  1. Sangjaa

    Always nice to visit at Ban Krut beach 🏝️😍

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