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    Longest Roads in Asia

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    Longest Road in Each Country of Asia. I drove in my die-hard Deux Chevaux on the road seen in Iran from Mashad in Iran's northeast, north along the Alborz mountains to the southern coast of the Caspian Sea...wonderful scenery: desert scrub to lush forests...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    I've driven on the road seen in Iran from Mashad in the northeast, north along the Alborz mountains and along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea
    We want photos! We want photos!


    Not the ones taken at 1am! Not the ones taken at 1am!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    We want photos!
    ...regrettably there are none...though I did find this pic of my unstoppable Citroen:

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    Took this a few years back, whys it not on the list?

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    where you hitchhiking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    though I did find this pic of my unstoppable Citroen:
    How much sponsorship did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Longest Road in Each Country of Asia.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Took this a few years back, whys it not on the list?
    Because it's in Thailand. KL is in Malaysia.


    The longest road in each country of Asia might be a clue as to why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    where you hitchhiking?
    The only way to travel, the stories I could tell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Because it's in Thailand. KL is in Malaysia.


    The longest road in each country of Asia might be a clue as to why.
    Jeez lulu, you'll be getting Cyrille all hot and bothered

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    An interesting thread, offering the possibility of even more interesting challenges.

    The road building game demonstrates a certain level of insularity against a global economic reach.

    Is it possible to do the same for rail and bus services, especially with the enforced decline in air travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Jeez lulu...
    Reading and thinking at the same time - try it.

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    I've motorcycled route 13 in Laos top to bottom, china to Cambodia , but its pretty small compared to the others. Amazing scenery, as well as mind numbing nothingness. I'd do it again.

    Mukdahan to Mae Sot #12 is a long stretch, never made the cut I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Reading and thinking at the same time - try it.
    You on the blob again

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    Interesting that the general trends run largely east to west, and north to south, probably with some concessions to topography and national borders

    Only Afghanistan bucking the trend with a circular route.

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    The longest "road",

    "
    a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles can use.",

    in Asia is:

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    "The Trans-Siberian Highway is the unofficial name for a network of federal highways that span the width of Russia from the Baltic Sea of the Atlantic Ocean to the Sea of Japan. In the Asian Highway Network, the route is known as AH6. It stretches over 11,000 kilometres (6,800 mi) from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Siberian_Highway


    No, I haven't driven on it, taken pictures of it, cooked any delicious suppers on it, left any children on it, paid any police on it or made a TV series proving a military survival team carried me on it.

    My longest single Thai road trips were from; Trat to Phuket 1,062 km (visiting friends), Trat to Manmar border 700 km (visiting friends) and Trat to Second Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, Mukdahan (visa renewal) 700 km.
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