Pai Bridge

The bridge over the River Pai is often cited as the most conspicuous evidence of the presence of the Imperial Japanese Army
in Thailand during WWII. Unfortunately the statement is in error, as is much other information about that period . . . .

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Japan in Northwest Thailand during World War II


CENTRAL ROUTES[1]
(Primary Central Route is marked in white)

 

Central Routes



TABLE OF CONTENTS
(The roads & stationing shown below are in order from Khun Yuam to Chiang Mai)

    Main Central Route:
Khun Yuam - Mae Na Chon - Mae Wang - Ban Kat - San Pa Tong - Chiang Mai
       
    Accum
  Km  

Route
 
Station
 
Description
      ----- ---- General
    (000) 1263 000 Khun Yuam
    (068) 1263 068[2] Mae Na Chon
       
    (068) 1088 xxx[2] Mae Na Chon
    (072) 1088 xxx[2] Turn off to east on unnumbered route
       
    (072) 0000 xxx[2] Start unnumbered road to east
    (098) 0000[2] xxx[2] Small unnamed[2] damsite
    (115) 0000
----
xxx[2]
---
End easterly unnumbered road at T-intersection;
Stem of T is unnumbered road S/SE to Santi Suk on Route 108
       
    (115) 1013 xxx[2] Westerly end of Route 1013 (?)
    (117) 1013 xxx[2] Mae Win
    (129) 1013 xxx[2] Mae Wong
    (134) 1013 009 Ban Kat
    (143) 1013 000 San Pa Tong
       
    (143) 0108a 143 San Pa Tong
    (153) 0108a 153 Hang Dong
    (163) 0108a 163 Beginning Route 108 (Sta 000) at intersection with Route 1141
       
    (163) 0000 163 Unnumbered road (Thipanet Road)
    (165) 0000 165 Wat Muen San
           
           
    Alternate Routings for the Central Route
        --- General
           
           
    Alternate Central Route: The Old Elephant Trail
       
        --- General
           


NOTES

1.^ Map is extracted from แผนที่ทางหลวงประเทสไทย Scale: 1:1,600,000 (กรุงเทพมหานคร:กรมทางหลวง, 2009) [Road Map of Thailand, Scale 1:1,600,000 (Bangkok: Department of Public Highways, 2009)] (foldout map). Annotations are by author. Routes used by retreating I J A forces are here assumed to approximate currently existing roads.

2.^ Number needs field verification.

Revision List
Rev
Date
Description
0
2012 May 15
First published on Internet
1
2012 Jun 10
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