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Phitsanulok-Lom Sak Route (Highway No. 12)

Phitsanulok, Thailand
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Possibly the most beautiful road in Thailand...

... especially if somebody else is driving! There are hairpins galore, and the views to the south... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Peterborough, Canada
ThGreat Drive

This is a fabulous mountain and National Park route with nice scenery and a plethora of outrageous... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Sandy H
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

... especially if somebody else is driving! There are hairpins galore, and the views to the south are as thrilling as anything in the Alps. It goes on and on forever, but there are plenty of places to stop and it's best to take your...More

Thank LH M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a fabulous mountain and National Park route with nice scenery and a plethora of outrageous looking coffee shops vying for your attention and custom. If you have time stay in the hillside villages to the east of this drive - you can even...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very nice scenic route going over the mountains, Several scenic view points and a few nice buddha images on the slopes of the mountains. Avoid road 228 to Udon Thani, probably the worst road in Thailand .

Thank tony v
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We took this road from Sukhothai to Khon Kaen in early Feb. The road is in excellent and 2 lanes s lot of the way. It winds it's way across the top of the national park from Phitsanulok to Lom Sak so the scenery is...More

Thank yngsally
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a very scenic drive, there are plenty of stopping points along the way with many offering coffee and refreshments, many have a viewing point so that you can see the exceptional countryside.

1  Thank milto321
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Since the road was made two lanes each way it is a safer road. Many places to stop en route with the temple at Kao Khot worth an hours stop. Great views.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The views and the attractions (waterfalls, markets, viewpoints) along the route have always been nice, but the road was quite narrow. But not anymore!! The road has just been widen all the way to Lom Sak. So, it's now safer and more convenient. If you...More

Thank Phongsan_M
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a wonderful scenic trip and the reward at the end if you travel all the way through is Khon Kaen, one of Thailand's most lively and enjoyable cities.

Thank davidljboden
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Yes this is a very nice drive, however being here in May is not so great! The weather is of course not especially nice, we had rain. We also noted that a lot of cafes and restaurants along the route are closed/partially closed or close...More

3  Thank Kovit S
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Driving along Highway 12, we took a side trip to the top of an incredibly high mountain where we discovered an entire community of mountain resorts. The mountain must have been well over 2,000 meters high with many challenging switchback turns all the way up....More

2  Thank Dao1949
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