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Cambodia

2.6 km (1.6 miles) SE of Phumĭ Bœng Krâsar, Bătdâmbâng, Cambodia
Approx. altitude: 23 m (75 ft)
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Antipode: 13°S 77°W

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#2: View West #3: View South #4: View East #5: Road to 13N 103E #6: Road to Pailin #7: Monument in Battambang #8: Monument in Kampong Chang #9: Caution, mines! #10: GPS

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  13°N 103°E (visit #1)  

#1: View North

(visited by J SUZUKI and L.T. TRAN)

English Narrative

22-Aug-2004 -- 8月22日の午前4時50分に私たちはバッタンバンの街に向けて出発しました。

パッタンバンはカンボジア第2の都市で、首都プノンペンからは国道5号線で291 キロです。現在は舗装工事が終わり、私たちはコンポンチュナン(Monument in Kampong Chang)の街を通り抜け、バッタンバン(Monument in Battambang)の街 に4時間ほどでたどり着く事ができました。

バッタンバンで早い昼食を取った後、私たちは13°N 103°Eを目指して国道57号線 (旧10号線)へと向かいました。この道はバッタンバンからパイリンの街へ向かう 道ですが、未舗装な上にタイから荷物を運んでくる大型トラックによって道はでこぼ こになっており、更に雨によって大きな水溜りが出来ており、車がスタックして動け ない状況(Road To Pailin)に2度も出会いました。

バッタンバンから20キロほど進んだところで、細い小道(Road To 13N103E )に逸 れます。小道を6.5キロほど進んだところがもっとも13°N 103°Eに近いところで す。この小道沿いでは子供たちに地雷や不発弾に注意するよう呼びかける看板 (Caution, mines!)を見かけました。幸い13°N 103°Eは田んぼの中でした。 プノンペンからは約346キロ、パイリンへの道のスタック渋滞の待ち時間もふくめ ておよそ7時間でたどりつく事ができました。

English Narrative

22-Aug-2004 -- We left towards the town of BATTAMBAN at 4:50 a.m. on August 22. PATTAMBAN is the 2nd biggest city of Cambodia and is 291km by national highway No. 5 from the capital Phnom Penh. Paving work is finished, and we were able to pass through the town of KOMPON CHUNAN (Monument in Kampong Chang), and were able to arrive at the town of BATTAMBAN (Monument in Battambang) in about 4 hours.

After taking early lunch in BATTAMBAN, we went on national highway No. 57 (the old No. 10) aiming for 13N 103E. Although this road was the road which goes to the town of PAIRIN from BATTAMBAN, the road is uneven due to heavy-duty trucks which carry a load tied to the top. Further more the rain made big puddles and twice we encountered situations on the(Road to Pailin in which the car became mired in the mud and couldn’t move.

After about 20km from BATTAMBAN the road changes to a narrow track (Road To 13N103E). About 6.5km down the narrow road the road comes close to 13N 103E. Along this road we saw a sign (Caution and mines!) which appeals to children for them to be cautious of a mines or unexploded shells. Luckily 13N 103E was in a rice field.

It was 346 km from Phnom Penh and it took us about 7 hrs. including the time we spent stuck in traffic on the road to Pailin


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#1: View North
#2: View West
#3: View South
#4: View East
#5: Road to 13N 103E
#6: Road to Pailin
#7: Monument in Battambang
#8: Monument in Kampong Chang
#9: Caution, mines!
#10: GPS
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