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Cambodia

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of PhumÄ­ Kôki, Kâmpóng Thum, Cambodia
Approx. altitude: 38 m (124 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 13°S 75°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The view over water to the north #3: The view over more water to the south #4: The view over yet more water to the east #5: The view over even more water to the west #6: That great GPS reading

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  13°N 105°E  

#1: The tree is the point!

(visited by Ray Worner)

04-Aug-2004 -- This trip went quite well. Surprisingly, there seems to be tracks and tails to almost every part of the country. When I ask the locals if there is a track off to the approximate area I want to go, I am invariably told that none exist. As with the last point I went to, there were 'Danger Mine' signs along the way and I was once again expecting this would be an incomplete visit.

I had a few stops to cross washed out sections of road and then to ask about roads and mines. As it turned out, there were minimal problems. When I began trusting the height of the 250cc motorbike to be able to handle the water and mud, the rest was easy.

About 1km from the site, I stopped at a village called Phum S'nao and after confusing the locals as to what I was up to, I walked off to the point. About 300m before 13N 105E, I was blocked by a field of water. As I had come this far, I decided that water wasn't going to stop me. So the last 300m was wading through 30cm deep water. Even though I had been told there were no mines, I was very careful to avoid new growth and followed my footsteps all the way back to the track.

Once again, this was a really beautiful part of Cambodia and thank you for the excuse to make the trip.


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#1: The tree is the point!
#2: The view over water to the north
#3: The view over more water to the south
#4: The view over yet more water to the east
#5: The view over even more water to the west
#6: That great GPS reading
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