The map of the area, you can just about make out the rough circular loop giving the trip its name. Tha Kheak is at the bottom left, so we started North up the road on the left of the map, turning East at the top. You can see day 2's route heading south into the middle of the map. Day three took us around and back south to about half way down the right hand side of the map. Day 4 of course all the way back to the start, phew, hope you can make some of this out. Click on the photo for a bigger view.
The Long Way Laos November 30th 2008 We arrived in Tha Kaek with fairly open minds, as we mentioned before the town itself is not picturesque. The reason for visiting is the nearby National Protected Area (NPA) called Phu Hin Bun, having read about this area it promised some great scenery and so we arrived in Tha Kaek, making our way to a lovely guesthouse with a restaurant and pleasant leafy gardens to relax in under shade from the ... read more
Asia » Laos » South » Tha Khaek Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more