- Kunming-Bangkok Expressway
Kunming-Bangkok Expressway (昆曼高速公路) is the first international expressway from
China. It starts at Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnanprovince in southwestern China, and ends at Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.
The expressway is approximately 1,900 km in length, about 730 km is in
Chinaand about 250 km is in Laos. It is jointly funded by China, Laos, Thailandand the Asian Development Bank. It stretches south from Kunming to Xiaomenyang (16 km from Jinghong) and cross the border at Mohan into Laos. It traverses through jungle and highlands in southern Yunnan and Laos before entering Thailand at Chiang Khong. It continues southward, mostly as Highway 1, until it reaches Bangkok. A possible parallel alternative route, via Keng Tungin Burma, is also considered.
1Some distances on existing roads if expressway distances unavailabe
Expressways also planned or under construction: Kunming to
Mandalay( Burma) and Kunming to Hanoi( Vietnam).
Thai Language [http://www.oknation.net/blog/print.php?id=20338 Blog] with pictures and maps
Some Progress Information: [http://www.adb.org/Documents/Events/Mekong/Proceedings/stf7.asp Asian Development Bank Meeting Minutes]
Regional Map (PDF): [http://www.adb.org/GMS/map.pdf Asian Development Bank]
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