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Anyone Up For Jungle Exploration to a Never-Visited Geographic Coordinate?

  • gmichaels

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    Confluence hunting is a very cool hobby (www.confluence.org). You must somehow get to the intersections of latitude and longitude that are whole numbers (ie. 'something' 'point,00000') all over the world.

    I have now made 2 attempts to get to the last remaining, 'unfound' point in Thailand: 15 North 99 East. The point is located in a kind of jungle area near Kanchanaburi , Thailand. But my travel partners to attempt these points have already gone home!

    I have just discovered some hidden roads or paths that can get us to about 1.8 km from the point - the last portion may require jungling. We would rent a 4-Wheel Drive vehicle in Kanchanaburi for about 2500 Baht/day - we can try to get the price lower.

    It could be tricky to actually get on these roads, but I found them on Google Earth. The area is a beautiful national park region and Karen minority people live there.

    Anyone interested in an authentic adventure?

    Greg

    #1 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 02:42

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  • LeonardCohe-
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    If Karen live there it's not a never visited place as you say.

    #2 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 05:07

  • gmichaels

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    They live in the region, but there is so little human habitation, it could be that human's have never walked in the region of the point.

    #3 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 06:18

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Could be the case in lots of remote jungles. 99.9% of the ocean has never seen humans, care for a swim?

    #4 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 07:26

  • busylizzy

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    Does it matter? It still sounds like an adventure....

    #5 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 13:13

  • tezza

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    Yeah, sounds different and definitely interesting. Please update us here on how you went.

    #6 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 22:42

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