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Getting There & Away

The main bus stand in Tha Ton is a long hike south along the highway, but buses also swing in at the parking lot just north of the bridge. Services include the following:

Bangkok 600B to 720B, 14 hours, three daily

Chiang Dao 63B, 2½ hours, seven daily

Chiang Mai 90B, four hours, seven daily

To reach Chiang Rai by road, take a sŏrng·tăa·ou to Mae Salong (60B, 1½ hours, three daily).

With your own car or motorcycle, you can continue to Mae Salong along Rte 107, turning off onto Rte 1089, following a fully paved but sometimes treacherous mountain road and passing scattered Lisu and Akha villages.