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Pond Hunting

Post by The Add Jay » Mon May 19, 2014 5:12 pm

Hey guys. Last week I drove about 200km to Krong Suong to a rubber plantation where I met my girlfriends older brother who runs the place. He took me to go see bombing sites thanks to the U.S Air Force. You can't see these on google maps do to the tree canopy's. There is also apparently to the locals, some left over ordinance but they forgot where on the plantation they are located.

So I know on that Kampot travel site they do the same thing called pond hunting but I can't figure out how to work the google earth map. so I been sticking with regular google map. Its very difficult to pin point sites since alot of it looks like water for animals to bathe and wallow in. Not to mention the difficulty in in finding the sites within 1km from your maps cause of the no points of interest.

Did anybody ever try doing this before? Anybody know some sites near P.P? and does anybody want to go with me and find the ponds?


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Post by General Mackevili » Mon May 19, 2014 8:04 pm

The Add Jay wrote:
Did anybody ever try doing this before? Anybody know some sites near P.P? and does anybody want to go with me and find the ponds?


Thanks
Never tried.


Let's go to Odung. I think it's less than an hour.

That's about as far as I feel like pushing my bike when it breaks down.
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Re: Pond Hunting

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon May 19, 2014 8:31 pm

Sounds pretty interesting. I'd heard of big holes in Prey Veng and especially Svay Rieng, but never thought of checking it out. I'd imagine there isn't much interesting left and as you say, lot's of places would be overgrown by now, or have been converted into squarish irrigation ponds by the locals. Would still be cool to see some actual holes though. I'm guessing some of the older locals who grew up there would be able to point you towards some actual bombing sites. Otherwise I fear it might be pretty random/difficult to find unless you know where to look.
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Re: Pond Hunting

Post by The Add Jay » Mon May 19, 2014 11:28 pm

I dont think there is anything at Undong but if you follow road 51 north you can see many ponds.

This is what Im looking for http://kampotsurvivalguide.blogspot.com ... chive.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you go to the checkpoint near kep you can see a carpet bombing site but its far into the sticks which Im sure has some landminds.
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Re: Pond Hunting

Post by russel spiers » Tue May 20, 2014 6:01 am

My old engineer tells me he knows of many huge craters in ken svay province, I saw one the other day near kep.
I remember the first time I flew into siem riep I saw a lot of craters, it depends on the water levels in the wet season I think whether they are obvious or not.
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Re: Pond Hunting

Post by Master Cylinder » Thu May 22, 2014 4:28 pm

they call 'em American Ponds. try looking up Steve, the owner of bar Blue-Red.
he has an entire maped out area showing them.
seems you can pick your friends noses.... it's just gross.
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Re: Pond Hunting

Post by The Add Jay » Mon May 26, 2014 10:28 pm

where is that bar? never heard of it.
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Re: Pond Hunting

Post by Master Cylinder » Mon May 26, 2014 10:34 pm

it's in Kampot.
seems you can pick your friends noses.... it's just gross.
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Re: Pond Hunting

Post by The Add Jay » Tue May 27, 2014 7:04 pm

Yeahh that doesnt help me much...Im sure he is the same person who runs the kampot website that has all the google images. I tried sending a message threw the website but no luck. But thanks
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Re: Pond Hunting

Post by Master Cylinder » Thu May 29, 2014 7:12 pm

it's in kampot.
it's called bar blue-red.
his name is steve.
seems you can pick your friends noses.... it's just gross.
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