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dsfbrit

Pattaya To Mukdahan

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Hi there,

 

I have to travel up to Mukdahan on Saturday or Sunday (15th or 16th) of this month.

 

I was wondering if someone could advise me of the best route. When I say 'best' I just want a quick route that is easy. I am not bothered about sight-seeing or anything like that.

 

I don't have GPS, but I may buy one if the trip is difficult.

 

Thanks very much for your help

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Thanks for the reply Malt25.

 

I was coming to that conclusion slowly myself after looking at various alternatives.

 

My mobile phone is quite old and a small screen. I don't use it much, so I would need to buy a new phone. No big deal.

 

I will try for a couple of days more though to do it 'manually'.

 

The link you sent to me has this route, what do you think? Other routes go via Bangkok.

 

Take Route 7, Route 331, Route 359, Route 3395 ... and Route 212 to your destination

 

I have read that some routes have problems with the local (farming?) traffic making the journey very slow in parts.

 

Thanks again for the advice

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On 6/5/2019 at 7:04 AM, dsfbrit said:

My mobile phone is quite old and a small screen. I don't use it much, so I would need to buy a new phone. No big deal.

I use google maps also but prefer to listen to directions via bluetooth rather than taking my eyes off the road to look at a phone screen.

That's through my car radio but probably works on a motorcycle via bluetooth ear set.

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On 6/5/2019 at 7:04 AM, dsfbrit said:

Take Route 7, Route 331, Route 359, Route 3395 ... and Route 212 to your destination

331 always good for heavy traffic, trucks and stuff. But hard to avoid.

 

359 looks like it is four lane divided now. Should be OK.

 

3395, a four digit rural road, 2 lane. Only a local could tell how traffic is there.

Quite a risk to be stuck in long columns behind some slow vehicle.

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As 304 over Khao Yai towards Nakhon Ratchasima has been improved much, I would prefer this. Then up north on 2 and via Kalasin.

(the first suggestion of Google)

 

Most of the route is four lanes and THAT is the most important factor.

Two lane undivided can be absolutely nerve wracking and dangerous.

 

https://goo.gl/maps/dyKa8BMj7voGJmz48

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4 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

331 always good for heavy traffic, trucks and stuff. But hard to avoid.

 

359 looks like it is four lane divided now. Should be OK.

 

3395, a four digit rural road, 2 lane. Only a local could tell how traffic is there.

Quite a risk to be stuck in long columns behind some slow vehicle.

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As 304 over Khao Yai towards Nakhon Ratchasima has been improved much, I would prefer this. Then up north on 2 and via Kalasin.

(the first suggestion of Google)

 

Most of the route is four lanes and THAT is the most important factor.

Two lane undivided can be absolutely nerve wracking and dangerous.

 

https://goo.gl/maps/dyKa8BMj7voGJmz48

I would be inclined to take the 24 to Buriram and then 218,288,219,215 to Yasothon and then 2169, 212 to Mukdahan. By taking the 2 via Kalasin you are travelling a little too far north.

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10 minutes ago, youreavinalaff said:

I would be inclined to take the 24 to Buriram and then 218,288,219,215 to Yasothon and then 2169, 212 to Mukdahan. By taking the 2 via Kalasin you are travelling a little too far north.

If any route is shorter it's no more than 20 km difference.

Would not be my decision point.

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31 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

If any route is shorter it's no more than 20 km difference.

Would not be my decision point.

The Buriram, Yasothon route is about 40kms shorter on the map I'm looking at. Mostly 4 lanes too.

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4 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

As 304 over Khao Yai towards Nakhon Ratchasima has been improved much, I would prefer this. Then up north on 2 and via Kalasin.

(the first suggestion of Google)

When I look at Google maps, the first suggestion is this:

 

27 minutes ago, youreavinalaff said:

I would be inclined to take the 24 to Buriram and then 218,288,219,215 to Yasothon and then 2169, 212 to Mukdahan. 

 

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Hi there
You don't need to buy a GPS as you have Google maps and a APP called WAZE which will give you a choice of routes and are both free of charge.

Hi there,
 
I have to travel up to Mukdahan on Saturday or Sunday (15th or 16th) of this month.
 
I was wondering if someone could advise me of the best route. When I say 'best' I just want a quick route that is easy. I am not bothered about sight-seeing or anything like that.
 
I don't have GPS, but I may buy one if the trip is difficult.
 
Thanks very much for your help


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Posted (edited)

James.D

 

Thanks for the reply. I am thinking of just using a print out of the Google Map directions. Not very sexy, but I have been told various signals as I head towards Issan may be not so good and I will lose connection at times.

 

Looking at the map printout, it seems fairly easy to read.

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KhunBenQ, thanks for the information. I am going to compare this with the Google map directions print out and change it if need be.

 

Thanks again

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Lord John, thanks for replay and the information. My phone is old and rubbish. I dont use it much for anything. I was planning to just print out google maps directions and get my wife to read them off.

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Puchooay, hi there.

 

Thank for the reply. I am discussing the Mukdahan Land Office subject with you on the other thread as well.

 

So double thanks

 

I am going to spend some time and compare Google Maps with the good suggestions I have received here and change the directions as need be. I have 4 days until I drive up there, so plenty of time to pick the best route.

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youreavinalaff, thanks for the reply.

 

I am going to take your helpful suggestions and merge them with the other suggestions and change the Google directions as need be.

 

Thanks again much appreciated.

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