Doi Angkhang – Fang

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What to do in Fang – well first I suppose is to visit Doi Angkhang (1936 elevation, comparison Doi Inthanon-2590, Doi Suthep,1685)  Not the tallest but a great place to see some great views.  We didn’t have any traffic until we started up the mountain – no traffic going up but a constant stream of the people leaving the campsites. Car after car – down they came – and yet when we got to the top camping area it was still crowded – with a heavily armed soldier on duty –

First question I had is why the automatic weapon – but then I checked the map and saw we were right on the Burmese border. 







IMG_3134Everyone had their jackets on – naturally I have just a light shirt – stupid farang – it was cold, I think about 10–11 C with a slight wind so it did feel cold even to me.  Just like the States – tent next to tent – no privacy – I have never figured out why people will go and camp this way.

I had just had new brakes installed before we left – and I am really glad I did – when we drove up it didn’t appeared that steep and certainly nothing like what we saw when we started back down.  Wow – all along the road were cars stopping to let their brakes cool down – before we thought they were just camping  – not cooling their brakes – we came down almost all the way in low gear and our brakes were almost gone too. – now that was scary.  But the view was worth it.

Back from the mountain we stopped at the local Tesco/Lotus store for lunch – I am amazed, we were there for over an hour and I only saw 3 farangs – and the place was really crowded.  Fang would be a lonely place for a farang to live – few to talk to. 

Well, back to Chiang Mai – a farang’s heaven.


Nooky’s Guest House and Fang trip

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IMG_3121Nu and I just had to get away for a while so we decided on a short trip North to Fang.   We wanted to go Thursday but the traffic was really bad and a lot of people celebrating New Years on the road might have been dangerous – so we waited till Friday and off we went. 

First stop – Nooky’s Guest house – see my other post – just 15Km before Fang on Hwy. 1249.  He came out to the Hwy to meet us and show us the way.  Wow – nice little guest house – quiet rustic but very very clean.  Here are some shots I took – I really loved the Jasmine tea  – really fresh  – I mean he just picked it and made the tea – great taste and such a clean taste.  First time I’ve seen wild Jasmine so we brought back a sprig so we can raise some too. 

If you plan to be in the area be sure to give Nooky a call and stay for a night – he will show you the local area and the small Chinese community just down the road. – next time we go up we are going to take the tour too.  Great pictures I am told.

His rates are excellent – 250 Baht each person per day – approx. US$ 8 , includes breakfast & coffee/tea and you can also rent a motorbike to see the local sites at 150 Baht a day. Can’t beat these rates.















Nu has planted the sprig and we will see how it grows – this will be the start of our herb garden to give us fresh herbs for cooking.

Traffic was mild and made for a very pleasant trip so far.

Next we headed to Doi Angkhang


Sawadee Pee Mai    –  Happy New Year

Nu and I want to wish all a very happy and prosperous new year.   Sorry I didn’t make up a fancy graphic or the like  – I still haven’t got my computer working as it should  – at least that’s the excuse I have used so far – it’s hard to admit that maybe I am also a bit lazy.