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


SOUTHERN ROUTE[1]
(route traced in white)

Southern Route map


 

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

    Accum
  Km  

Route
 
Station
 
Description
      ----- --- General
    (000) 0108b 198 Museum
    (000) 0108b 198 Wat Muai To
    (000) 0108b 198 Khun Yuam
    (001) 0108b 197 Khun Yuam airstrip
    (010) 0108b 188 Muang Pon
    (045) 0108b 153 Mae La Luang
    (094) 0108b 104+ Mae Sariang airport
    (094) 0108b 104 Mae Sariang
    (159) 0108b 039 Bo Luang
    (198) 0108b 000 Hot
           
    (198) 0108a 088 Hot
    (286) 0108a 000 Chiang Mai
           
    (286) 0000 000 Chiang Mai (Thipanet Road)
    (288) 0000 002 Wat Muen San
 


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)], a foldout map. Annotations are by author. Routes used by retreating I J A forces are here assumed to approximate currently existing roads; though most notably, the area around Hot (at the SE corner of the route) has been altered by a reservoir which has flooded what was the town center during WWII.

 

Revision List
Rev
Date
Description
0
2012 Jun 10
First published on Internet
1
2012 May 30
Enlarged table of contents listings