A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an all-mountain trail from the highlands of Phu Hin Rong Kla down the mountain to Ban Huai Nam Khao south of the national park. But that wasn't the only trail I rode during the trip with the filming crew of the Sua Nong Toh TV programme. The following day, we did another route. This time it was in the northern part of the park that straddles Phitsanulok and Loei provinces.
We started from Ban Rong Kla, a hill tribe village surrounded by the forest of Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park. The settlement has been set aside for the Hmong ethnic people in the area who together with leftist students from Bangkok and other parts of the country fought against government forces from the late '60s to the early '80s.
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