the Degree Confluence Project


8.2 km (5.1 miles) NNW of Ban Huai Chan, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
Approx. altitude: 588 m (1929 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 16°S 78°W

Accuracy: 90 m (295 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking north #3: Looking east #4: Looking south #5: Looking west #6: Warin - his truck is out of sight over the hill behind him.

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  16°N 102°E (visit #3)  

#1: Rubber tree with collection vessel

(visited by Tom Arneson, Sudjai Arneson and Warin Kruemklangon)

27-Dec-2019 -- This is my first successful confluence in Thailand, although I made several un-successful, and un-reported attempts on N 15 E 102. I was accompanied by My wife, Sudjai, and her nephew Warin, who was good enough to transport his mad uncle on hunts for confluences, Geodash points, Geovexilla, and flagstack flags. We reached a Geovexilla near Rang Ngam and saw that we were not that far from Chaiyaphum (the city, and capital of the province of the same name) so we headed northeasterly to that city, and then northerly toward the confluence. While heading through the city Warin's old SUV stalled at a red light and the starter wouldn't crank fast enough to restart the engine. He got out and asked the driver behind to give us a push that allowed a restart. He left the engine running the rest of the trip.

We took route 2180 north through several towns and also past Chaiyaphum University, took the turn off toward the National Park, and at the park entrance took another left on a dirt road toward Tha Hin Ngom village. When we reached the village the road was concrete, but very narrow. we drove westerly through the village, which was larger than I expected, and had some fairly new buildings mixed with older ones. At the west end of the village the road became dirt surfaced. We crossed a small dam on a concrete spillway, and were able to get within 280 meters of our goal. Warin and I walked northwesterly through a rubber plantation until within 90 meters of N16 E102. I took the photos there and we returned to the running car.

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#1: Rubber tree with collection vessel
#2: Looking north
#3: Looking east
#4: Looking south
#5: Looking west
#6: Warin - his truck is out of sight over the hill behind him.
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In the Tat Ton National Park.