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1.8 km (1.1 miles) E of Ban Wang Mo, Tak, Thailand
Approx. altitude: 154 m (505 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 17°S 81°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
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#2: East view #3: North view #4: Western view #5: GPS close-up

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  17°N 99°E (visit #1)  

#1: Southern view

(visited by hugo alberga)

07-Nov-2003 -- At the end of October I left Holland for a few weeks trekking in the North of Thailand. Quite apart from the trekking I also checked out confluence.com to find out whether there might be any unvisited confluences in the neighborhood of my target area.

17°N 99°E and 20°N 100°E seemed possible candidates for a visit since I would be passing Tak and Chiang Rai.

On the 7th of November I set out from Mae Sot on my hired motorbike for 17°N 99°E. The direct line distance was about 60 km but the actual distance traveled worked out closer to 120 km. I had strapped my Vista around my neck, but the 1st 110 km I could simply follow an excellent map, which I bought in Mae Sot. The last 10 k I used the GPS to get closer and closer, zigzagging on dirt roads and tracks.

Eventually I reached a point 250 m from the target. The area was agricultural with Teak plantations and maize. Getting to the destination involved climbing some barbed wire fences, crossing a small stream and wiggling under another barbed fence. The rest was easy and I approached the destination to within less than 5 meters. The camera I used was credit card size and upon return I found that the quality of the pictures was just barely readable.


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