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1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Ban Nong Ri, Surat Thani, Thailand
Approx. altitude: 47 m (154 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 9°S 81°W

Accuracy: 16 m (52 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View South #4: View East #5: View West #6: GPS registration #7: Cobra skin at the confluence point #8: Hut seen from near the confluence point

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#1: Confluence point

(visited by John Dag Hutchison)

11-Mar-2009 -- I went to South Thailand to observe a couple of gibbon rehabilitation projects on behalf of a Norwegian TV company. That done, there was time for getting around bit. I got a car in Phuket and set out with a very general map of SE Asia (1:2.000.000), the first visitor's report, a compass and my GPS. I headed NNE on 415 and continued to Ban Ta Khun on 401. From there I drove 19 km on 401 and found the small road going north through oil palm and rubber tree plantations for 3,4 km to a T-junction. 200 m to the left brought me to a point where a small muddy track went 130 m north to the confluence point. I walked the last 130 m and found the little building described by the last visitors. But the pineapple fields had been replaced by new rubber trees.

The confluence point was about 25 m back towards the road, in the shrubs. The tall rubber trees made it difficult to get an accurate reading on the GPS, but shuffling about for a while indicated the confluence point to be where a cobra had recently shed it skin.

Ps. Forgot to change the time on the GPS which shows CET


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#1: Confluence point
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View East
#5: View West
#6: GPS registration
#7: Cobra skin at the confluence point
#8: Hut seen from near the confluence point
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