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Best stopover between Mae hong son & Kamphaeng Phet?

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Best stopover between Mae hong son & Kamphaeng Phet?

Planning to do a December 7 days driving trip from Bkk - Chiangmai and Mae hong son route.

The proposed itinerary is as follows:-

Day 1 : Bkk to Lampang

Day 2 : Lampang to Chiangmai

Day 3 : Chiangmai to Pai

Day 4 : Pai to Mae hong son

Day 5 : Mae hong son to ???

Day 6 : ??? To Kamphaeng Phet

Day 7 : Kamphaeng Phet to Bkk

Where is the recommended interesting stopover town between Mae hong son and Kamphaeng Phet??

Your advise and tips most welcome! Thank you in advance

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1. Re: Best stopover between Mae hong son & Kamphaeng Phet?

Mae Sariang. Long drive for 7 days. Why dont u fly to CM and hire a car there.

Edited: 07 September 2014, 20:37
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2. Re: Best stopover between Mae hong son & Kamphaeng Phet?

Bkk return is 1837km not allowing for side trips. Easy over 2000km.

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3. Re: Best stopover between Mae hong son & Kamphaeng Phet?

Hi khong Chaim, thanks for feedback! It is a personal target while working here in Thailand - to drive (at least once) to the four corners of the kingdom! Last songkran, I drove from bkk to karabi and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!! But next time, I will fly-drive as you mentioned! Thanks a lot! Are you living in Thailand?

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4. Re: Best stopover between Mae hong son & Kamphaeng Phet?

Day 1 : Bkk to Lampang say 9hr drive

Day 2 : Lampang to Chiangmai 1-2hrs

Day 3 : Chiangmai to Pai 3hrs

Day 4 : Pai to Mae hong son 3hrs

Day 5 : Mae hong son to ???

Day 6 : ??? To Kamphaeng Phet

Day 7 : Kamphaeng Phet to Bkk 5hrs

Where is the recommended interesting stopover town between Mae hong son and Kamphaeng Phet??

Mae Sariang or Sukhothai. Personally I'd swap Kamph for the bigger Sukh.

We did a 2000km drive, similar but we went up to Suk (stopped) across to Tak and then Mae Sot (stopped but wasn't impressed)...Mae Sariang ( stopped loved it)...road an hour south of MS wasn't great for 20km.

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5. Re: Best stopover between Mae hong son & Kamphaeng Phet?

Does Sukhothai have much nightlife?

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6. Re: Best stopover between Mae hong son & Kamphaeng Phet?

Thanks so much for the tips and advise. Much appreciated!!

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