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Old maps for those interested

Perth, Australia
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Old maps for those interested

Here is a link to maps for the South East Asia region, including Thailand, for the late 60s early 70s, interesting to see the past. Click on a square to bring up a region, the click that map to see eight more detailed maps, which are clickable to download, between 2-5mb each.


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1. Re: Old maps for those interested

Speaking of old maps . . .

I remember driving on a motorbike over the hill from Patong to Kamala in about 1993 - the road near the top of the hill was dirt then and very rough. We saw the very small village of Kamala from the summit or a bit past it and turned back as the road was so bad I was sure we would ruin the tires on the bike.

Yeah, things have changed a LOT.

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I remember that bad road too. Those maps are very interesting Pokip, someone posted some time ago old photos for the 80's even and it was great to see, you could try and seach for that post, fascinating.

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First trip was 1989. Stayed at Dusit Laguna, I think it had just opened not long before we got there.

Went into Patong once. Still remember being shocked to see those fat, lily-white German tourists with a thai girlfriend on each arm, lazing on the beach.

I'm pretty sure I remember the holiday inn in Patong, and another couple of big hotels, and a little market with surprisingly good avant-garde t-shirts. And playing tennis with new tennis balls, that heated up so much the bounce was absurd !

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