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Feb 17 2011

“Nam Tok Thilawsu (Thailand’s Biggest Waterfall)” Jate’s photos around Um Phang, Thailand

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A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Um Phang, Thailand by TravelPod blogger Jate titled “Nam Tok Thilawsu (Thailand’s Biggest Waterfall)” Jate’s travel blog entry: “99 switchbacks on the road to Um Phang…99 switchbacks on the way. Take a left…then a right…still 99 more switchbacks on the road to Ump Phang. Actually, there are, as we learned from our trusty trekker guide Um (pronounced “Am” which is different from how the “Um” in Um Phang), there are 1219 switchbacks on the road from Mae Sot to Um Phang. Imagine you are in the back of a pick up truck that has been configured with a hard top barely high enough to seat your six foot plus frame on a lightly padded two-by-four so your legs can be angled at 75 degrees. That’s what Thai’s call a songthaew (“thaew” pronounced like “ow” in cow), and it’s a very popular mode of public transport for Thais. Yep, five hours, 160 kilometers and 1219 switchbacks later, Kate and I made it to Um Phang…I am such a whiner, unbelievable. Seriously, we are in Thailand…I mean Thailand! And not only are we in Thailand, we spent the day rafting a river with three guides before enjoying a 10 km hike to a peaceful campsite near the sixth largest waterfall in the world! What a retour!?! I call it a retour because Kate and I had this trip to Um Phang on our original itinerary, then removed it because of some lost time both in Bangkok getting our Vietnam Visa ready and in Chiang Mai getting sick, and finally put it back

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