Day 284. 127km. Prachuap Khiri Khan – Hat Bang Bird

Posted: January 6, 2016 in Cycling, Thailand
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Cycling alone again today, the beaches just kept on getting more beautiful, and more peaceful. Ban Krut never ended with its white sands lined with palm trees. I ended at another cute little beach with the standard kaarst structures on the horizon and the calm, tranquil sea.

Ban Krut - time for a swim

Ban Krut – time for a swim

Arne decided to catch a lift to a bigger town to get his bike seen to, so, it was me keeping myself company again. I like being by myself, and cycling through this amazing landscape. It is perfect being able to stop and do whatever I like, when I like. I stayed off the main road except for a short 28km stretch in the morning, and then drank up the serenity of the back roads following the shoreline.

Sunrise at Prachuap Khiri Khan

Sunrise at Prachuap Khiri Khan

The beach road

The beach road

Ban Krut

Ban Krut

Hat Bang Bird

Hat Bang Bird

Ban Krut

Ban Krut

Comments
  1. valerievolk says:

    So beautiful!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Looks idyllic! I’d want to lay in a hammock all day, drinking smoothies and looking at that view!

  3. Jill wright says:

    Hi there.
    I follow you on your adventure. I am travelling to Laos and Cambodia next week for a month. I hope to rent a bike and do some touring. I wondered about the Mekong discovery trail in Cambodia and also I will be in northern Laos. Any suggestions spring to mind?
    Thank you telling us all about your trip and good luck!
    Jill from Ireland

    • Hi Jill. Good luck with your adventure! The Mekong Discovery Trail was put together some time ago, but I don’t think much is done with it now. Anyway, I think the routes are still good to cycle. I heard about it when in Stung Treng and did a little detour to an island in the Mekong 40km south. It was nice. Getting to the island worked well – the boat guy was waiting for people to take across. On the way back, the boat guy wasn’t there (not sure why – language barrier) and some nice people took me across in their tiny boat. Anyway, all this means that I guess the Mekong Route is still valid, but check first if you plan to use any infrastructure.
      Northern Laos is nice, some parts very steep. The route I took was lovely (north of Vientiane). Between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang the new road is very very steep with nowhere to stay. We stayed in a temple.
      Enjoy!

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