Road from sekong to paksong

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  1. Mingh

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    To the one and only GT-rider

    Small update to the fantastic map you're producing:
    The road to Paksong from road 11 (Sekong Attapeu) starts at the junction in Dongchan as stated on the map, Only it's a dirt road (all weather) and no paved road as indicated. Maybe a better equipped explorer can chart this one.
    Unfortunately our bike doesn't even have an odometer, leave alone a gps, so we can't further comment on this one. There is a T-junction coming from the east. The left leg leads to a power plant (haven't tried this one) the left leg leads to phonsali. About a Km away from the junction (direction of Paksong) There is a small dirt road leading to the most beautifull waterfall we've seen in all of laos. A 2 tiered, twin brother waterfal of about 20m down. Tad fan is higher but this one's nicer!

    Happy trails
     
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    Mingh'os post some pickies for us poor bastards at home, enjoyed your input!

    Lao Beer for every one!!!! with a snake wine shooter...
     
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    David,
    I will confirm this again, I will be there in about 4 days. Will keep good notes and post what I find but am sure 1 is paved all the way out.

    jim

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    The road from Donchan to Pakxong (about 67 km in about 1 hour 10 minutes in a 4WD) is good dirt with only the last 10 km or so at the Pakxong end being asphalt. Sekong to Attapeu is a very good asphalt road (Rd 11). Did not go beyond Attapeu so don't know about the Attapeu Vietnam border part.
     

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