Touring Chiang Mai
Highway 11 South
From Chiang Mai to Lampang
Highway 11 starts in the western part of Chiang Mai and runs all the way around the city, proceeding north, north-east, east and then around to the south having circumnavigated ther northern fringes of Chiang Mai City. From Chiang Mai it runs all the way to Sing Buri far in the south (near Bangkok).
The Highway progresses away from Chiang Mai where it passes the silk-manufacturing city of Lamphun, before reaching Lampang where this section concludes...
Just before the turn-off for San Kamphaeng (Highway 1006)
Just before the second turn-off for San Kamphaeng (Highway 1317)
Note how the gas prices have now risen! This was taken in late 2006...
Not far to Lamphun...
Choose a set of lanes; slow on the left, fast on the right.
Hang a right at the lights for Saraphi...
This is an early turn-off you can take to get to Lamphun...
Thats all for now, this route is in construction and will eventually reach Lampang!
The routes to the destinations have already been photographed by Watch-Rider. They serve as a handy guide and future reference.
Photo-Route Guide: The photos doubled into 'roll-over' pictures; when you move the mouse over it the picture 'rolls-over.'
Listed on the map and below is a list of the destinations and highways around Chiang Mai. Clicking on one of them will bring up information about it and how to get there.
Where to Tour in Chiang Mai Province
Road Lore: Rider Warning! If travelling north on a bike on the Highway 11 watch out! There are a set of three or four deep pot-holes just when you're approaching the blue 'Welcome to Chiang Mai' sign. They are just in-between the bike lane and inside lane.