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Old 20th August 2010, 16:42   #61
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Pangsaung is a village with few shops and eateries apart from a school and police station.

The shop sold groceries from Thailand as well. But most tourist going from Assam were buying samurai sword of a local variety for Rs 1,500 plain wooden to Rs 2,500 for stone and metal carvings.

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Old 20th August 2010, 16:45   #62
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Hi San,

I had subscribed to this thread when it had just one post, that was yours.
but did not make any posts.

it appears you have the best information possible about North East especially Arunachal. Thanks very much for sharing.

i too have an ambition of the road trip to NE, yoru thread will be of immense use, i will surely get in touch with you when ever i make up my mind/schedule to NE.

thanks very much once again.
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Old 20th August 2010, 17:00   #63
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Hi San,

I had subscribed to this thread when it had just one post, that was yours.
but did not make any posts.

it appears you have the best information possible about North East especially Arunachal. Thanks very much for sharing.

i too have an ambition of the road trip to NE, yoru thread will be of immense use, i will surely get in touch with you when ever i make up my mind/schedule to NE.

thanks very much once again.
Definately, do let me know when you can come over to this still much to be discovered part.

I myself have a long way to go, just starting off actually. Travellers like HvK, AdC have seen more places than me infact in the area.

Information and facilities being hard to get about the region travellers in teambhp who have been to the region together will finally bring together a comprehensive database even if in diffrent threads.

We all need each others helping hand here and there.

Thanks
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I had subscribed to this thread when it had just one post, that was yours.
but did not make any posts.
thanks very much once again.
+1.


Through this thread, came to know the remote area of India, its vastness and diversity.
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Old 20th August 2010, 17:23   #65
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This is the best thread I've ever come across about that region.
Deserves 10 stars, but could give only 5.
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Old 20th August 2010, 17:24   #66
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+1.


Through this thread, came to know the remote area of India, its vastness and diversity.
Thanks Ashish, the region has so many things to offer that its a life long experience for anyone who comes this far.
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Old 20th August 2010, 17:28   #67
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This is the best thread I've ever come across about that region.
Deserves 10 stars, but could give only 5.
Thanx a ton Max, for such an honor. Its a priviledge to get it from a senior traveller like you, and my first * too.
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Old 20th August 2010, 20:51   #68
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Up ahead

Guwahati to Burma: Stillwell Road - Pangsau Pass-tough-terrain-steep-grades-earned-pangsau-pass-n.jpg

Source US Army archives
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The WW 2 road looks far better than what it is today!!! Great photo
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Very informative. The map of Arunachal Pradesh is an added bonus. Keep up the good work.

5* from my side too.
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What language is the boards with. The alphabets are derived from O?
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Thumbs up Spellbound!

This is an absolutely fabulous thread! Not only have you gone to an area few would dare to visit, you've also managed to capture the human emotions captured with the immortal route. Thanks to you, and HVKumar, and MX6 for that absolutely haunting tale.

2 years ago my parents did a 15 day tour of Arunachal Pradesh. Lots of planning, lots of permits/govt accommodation was arranged. Came back with some priceless photos and route descriptions. Thats when I realized how virgin, and how beautiful the North East is.

With this thread you've taken our discovery process many steps further. Beautiful. 5 stars.
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Right Rajeev the Burmese script, looks akin to Tamil, Telegu etc. We have early Hindu influence in Cambodia,Thailand and Balinese still are Hindu. So its no surprise that their script is close to one used in ancient India.
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Thanks Predator, your parents were wise enough to spend15 days in Arunachal. They must have covered all the tourist circuits east to west.

Hope you would be able to take time out some day in the near future to come this way as well.

If possible you might want to share some of the photographs from their trip.
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The WW 2 road looks far better than what it is today!!! Great photo
The US Army had made it like a 2 lane highway for big trucks, and in some areas of Burma its still this wide. The China Burma India theatre website has many valuable war time photos of the area.

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Very informative. The map of Arunachal Pradesh is an added bonus. Keep up the good work.

5* from my side too.
Thanks Joy.
So many places out there yet to visit!
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