CHIANG RAI, 4 December 2019: Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai is rolling out two Royal Enfield Classic 500 sidecars as a new transport option for guests.
Anantara Golden Triangle correctly asserts it’s the only resort in Thailand that can muster two Royal Enfields sidecars a brand that has enjoyed a colourful history since its founding in the early 1900s.
First produced in 1901, Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle brand in the world still in production* and still sports a traditional design built around a reliable workhorse used by the British Army and colonial forces during two World Wars.
The two sidecars are used for guests to commuter around the attractions of Anantara Golden Triangle, a property that covers 650,000 square metres of hills and dales and is also home to an elephant rehabilitation programme.
The resort overlooks the Mekong and Ruak Rivers at the confluence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
Guests can also explore the Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen or take a drive to the mountainous area of Doi Tung by Royal Enfield sidecars. Doi Tung is part of the Doi Nang Non mountain ridge along Thailand’s border with Myanmar.
A ride on the Royal Enfield sidecars with a driver for excursions outside the resort has a starting price of THB3,000 per hour. Considering the distance to Doi Tung, you are talking a four-hour round trip. However, within the resort’s extensive estate and grazing areas for the resident elephant population commutes on the sidecars are free.
*Royal Enfield is an Indian motorcycle manufacturing brand with the tag of “the oldest global motorcycle brand in continuous production” manufactured in factories in Chennai in India