the Degree Confluence Project


2.5 km (1.6 miles) SW of Ban Dong Phawan, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Approx. altitude: 380 m (1246 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 20°S 80°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Quality: better pictures needed

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#2: East view #3: Southern view #4: Western view #5: Close-up of my Vista

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  20°N 100°E (visit #1)  

#1: North view

(visited by hugo alberga)

13-Nov-2003 -- A couple of days after completing a visit to 17°N 99°E I was staying in Chiang Rai in order to attend a Hash House Harriers weekend. On 13 November I set out on my rented motorbike for 20°N 100°E, which according to my Vista was about 24 km NE of Chiang Rai.

It took about 2 hours of zigzagging over all kinds of small roads and dirt tracks to get within a 100 m of the target, which was in the middle of an unharvested rice paddy.

Balancing on a small dike between the fields I reached the target without any difficulty.

The camera, which I used, has very limited capabilities so I apologize for the quality of the pictures. The whole visit was very uneventful except for the enthusiastic reaction of a large group of rice harvesting ladies. Obviously they had no idea of my mission, but they thought it really astounding to see a westerner in these parts.

 All pictures
#1: North view
#2: East view
#3: Southern view
#4: Western view
#5: Close-up of my Vista
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