The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), along with the bike club of Prachuab Khirikhan, has organised a cross-country bike activity on Sunday, 6th September 2015. This event is part of a physical exercise campaign for Thais and foreigners and will allow participants to take a biking route from Prachuab Khirikhan, Thailand, to Mu Dhong, Myanmar. The organisers hope that the activity will promote good relations between Thailand and Myanmar as well as enabling public to know that the Singkhon special checkpoint located between the two countries is already open. This cross-country bike is divided into two categories.
The first one, covering 25 kilometres, will start at 7 a.m. at the cultural bridge on Prachuab Bay. The participants will reach the destination at the Singkhon special checkpoint situated at the borders of Thailand and Myanmar. The second category, covering 60 kilometers, will begin at 7 a.m. at the cultural bridge on the Prachuab Bay. The participants will pass the special checkpoint, enter Myanmar, and arrrive at Wat Chedi Thong Saphan 3 Buddhist monastery before returning to Thailand. According to the organizers, for safety of all bikers, it is preferable to use a mountain bike in the event because it is a strong bicycle and ideal for riding over rough ground.
All participants of any of the two categories who reach the destination will be given a souvenir T-shirt and a certificate for free. Winners of the second category: the 60-kilometre bike, will also be awarded the first, second and third prizes. Moreover, there will be awards for the oldest and youngest male and female winners. Application should be done in advance and a copy of each participant’s I.D. card is required to complete the application. For more information, please contact Khun Prayad Nakkhiew, the office of tourism and sports in Prachuab Khirikhan, tel. 081 895 3557, 085 183 7510, 081 738 4388 and 081 357 3660.