Khao Phlong is a small hill most people can drive past without even noticing. But if you are a mountain biker in the know, you can't help but look at it with respect.
GPS info: N 15 12 272 E 100 08 452
Trail condition: Pure downhill
Distance: Around 1 km
Getting there: If you drive from Bangkok via the Asian Highway (No.32), shift to Highway 1 toward Chai Nat downtown. Make a U-turn in front of the aviary, and soon you’ll find a side road on the left. Follow that road and turn left again at the first lane you come across. Keep the hill within sight and you’ll be on the right course. The starting point of the downhill track is next to the Buddhist temple on the hilltop and the finish point is the shooting range on the northern side of the foothill.
Food & drinks: Bring your own supplies.
What your family can enjoy while waiting: The kids will love the feathered friends at the aviary.
Accommodation: There is simple tourist accommodation in downtown Chai Nat.
Local contact: Call Tanaphon Jarupeng on 087-922-6969.
This hill behind the famous aviary of Chai Nat province is home to some of the Kingdom's oldest downhill tracks, the training grounds of the current national downhill mountain bike champion Tanaphon Jarupeng, who has won the title for three years in a row.
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