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China : Liáoníng Shěng

4.0 km (2.5 miles) SSE of Tangjiafang, Liáoníng, China
Approx. altitude: 89 m (291 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 57°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Xīndiàn (新甸镇) #3: Targ and Andy on the confluence mound #4: Peter snapping the GPS photo #5: GPS #6: Facing north #7: Facing south #8: Facing east #9: Happy confluencers: Peter, Andy, and Targ (left to right) #10: Targ and Andy in the hotel swimming pool

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  41°N 123°E (visit #2)  

#1: Facing west

(visited by Targ Parsons, Peter Snow Cao and Andy Parsons)

04-Jul-2014 -- Story continues from 40°N 123°E.

Our journey to this, the last stop of our Liáoníng confluence trip, took us through the town of Xīndiàn (新甸镇), in which every building was decked out with a castle theme. Or maybe it was meant to be a colourful Great Wall theme. In any event, it was very bizarre! This town is the headquarters for the Liáoníng Ānlún Group (辽宁鞍轮集团), a tyre manufacturer.

We reached the abandoned factory in which the confluence is located without too much difficulty. Although the part near the confluence was well and truly abandoned, there was activity going on elsewhere within the factory grounds, with large semitrailers coming and going. The guard at the gate, who must have been asleep when we entered, gave us a quizzical look as we drove out.

The point itself is atop a small mound of sand near a derelict building and a rusty pipe suspended in mid air. We snapped the GPS photo and the north-south-east-west photos for the final time, and then took our final group shot in front of the derelict building.

After this, Peter drove us to the cheapest five-star hotel in the capital Shĕnyáng (沈阳市) that could be booked online, which turned out to be an absolute bargain. We surmised that the ridiculously low price was due to it being brand new, somewhat out of town, and needing to attract clientele. It was massive, with everything one could possibly want or imagine. But there was only one thing that Andy wanted, and that was the swimming pool!

So, a triumphant confluencing trip was celebrated in style: 15 out of 15 land-based Liáoníng confluences successfully visited in just seven days. A big thanks to Peter, who arranged the rental car and all the accommodation, did all the driving, and helped out enormously with ensuring Andy had a safe and enjoyable experience.


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#1: Facing west
#2: Xīndiàn (新甸镇)
#3: Targ and Andy on the confluence mound
#4: Peter snapping the GPS photo
#5: GPS
#6: Facing north
#7: Facing south
#8: Facing east
#9: Happy confluencers: Peter, Andy, and Targ (left to right)
#10: Targ and Andy in the hotel swimming pool
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