Cycle down the river Nong Han from Kumphawapiand cross on a bamboo bridge


2012-12-19-00-56-20_p1090497_cycle-down-the-river-and-bamboo-bridge.jpg  We set out to cycle down the river Nong Han from Kumphawapi and cross on a road bridge. Unfortunately when we got there the bridge was missing

Early morning flowering grasses on the river

We set out to cycle down the river Nong Han from Kumphawapi and cross on a road bridge. Unfortunately when we got there the bridge was missing


2012-12-19-02-02-03_p1090498_cycle-down-the-river-and-bamboo-bridge.jpg  This is what we found when we got to the crossing point on the river.The embankment is there but the bridge has been removed.Cycle down the river Nong Han from Kumphawapiand cross on a bamboo bridge

The river Nong Han where the bridge is shown on the map

This is what we found when we got to the crossing point on the river. The embankment is there but the bridge has been removed. Cycle down the river Nong Han from Kumphawapiand cross on a bamboo bridge


2012-12-19-02-02-13_p1090499_cycle-down-the-river-and-bamboo-bridge.jpg  Looking in the opposite direction there was no sign of a bridge,so we headed back to the nearest village. We met two gentlemen walking towards the river heading to a funeral on the other side, and they offered to show us the way.

No sign of a bridge over the river Nong Han

Looking in the opposite direction there was no sign of a bridge,so we headed back to the nearest village. We met two gentlemen walking towards the river heading to a funeral on the other side, and they offered to show us the way.


2012-12-19-02-27-31_p1090500_cycle-down-the-river-and-bamboo-bridge.jpg  The first section of the bridge is two bamboo poles. The next section is just one bamboo pole as the second has broken!But it saved us from having to return by the same route!Note that I doubt this is passable after heavy rain.

The bamboo bridge over the river Nong Han

The first section of the bridge is two bamboo poles. The next section is just one bamboo pole as the second has broken! But it saved us from having to return by the same route! Note that I doubt this is passable after heavy rain.


2012-12-19-02-31-47_p1090501_cycle-down-the-river-and-bamboo-bridge.jpg  There was very little water flowing in the river - but the flood banks on top of the river bank are there for a purpose.

Looking back over the Nong Han at the bamboo pole bridge

There was very little water flowing in the river - but the flood banks on top of the river bank are there for a purpose.


2012-12-19-02-42-36_p1090502_cycle-down-the-river-and-bamboo-bridge.jpg  Typical dusty tracks that run between the fields of sugar cane.

Newly planted sugar cane fields beside the river

Typical dusty tracks that run between the fields of sugar cane.