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Motorbike rental to reach Phanom Rung

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Motorbike rental to reach Phanom Rung

We want to visit Phanom Rung for sunrise (read it opens at 6am). I know it is quite tricky to reach it by public transport and we won't feel like dealing with it at that time of the day ;-). I had the idea of staying at California Inter hotel in Namg Rong and renting a small motorbike from them for the following day.

Will you recommend doing this? How long will it take to drive there? I have never driven a motorcycle before and I like the idea of it (I am a careful driver) but at the same time I am wondering if I am crazy by trying this first time at night on that road.

Thanks :-)

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1. Re: Motorbike rental to reach Phanom Rung

Better not, as you not only have to deal with traffic on the other side of the road from what you're used to. You would also need a Thai driving license, unless you're prepared to feed the cops.

You could make arrangements with Thai taxi or motorcycle taxi drivers to take you there.

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2. Re: Motorbike rental to reach Phanom Rung

Never ridden before, no license (so no insurance), at night on a Thai road. Hope you like hospital food.

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3. Re: Motorbike rental to reach Phanom Rung

No, no, no and no is my advice.

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4. Re: Motorbike rental to reach Phanom Rung

Thanks all. It doesn't seem like a good idea then. I don't know the road and that is why I was asking. Obviously it is a very busy/crazy one :-(.

Anyone knows what the options are to get there before 6am and approximate costs (I am thinking of how much do I have to bargain if needed).

By the way, I drive on the left side and on the right side of the road so that won't be a problem at all.

Edited: 30 January 2014, 13:27
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5. Re: Motorbike rental to reach Phanom Rung

Any advice then guys? You seem to know the area well

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6. Re: Motorbike rental to reach Phanom Rung

:-(

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