Golden Triangle and beyond in North Thailand
|Happy Buddha at the Golden Triangle|
You will need your own transport but traveling east of Mai Sai along the not anymore so mighty Mekong River (Mae Nam Khong) one comes in a all new area of Thailand bordering with Laos where you are passing the Golden Triangle (stop at the Hall of Opium), Chiang Saen, Chiang Khong (border crossing to Laos) and Wiang Kaen to go in direction Chiang Kham but not before you visit Phu Patang and Phu Chi Fa. And on your way also passing Doi Pha Tang.
|View along the Mekong river|
|Bridge too far?|
And on top of a high mountain of course a Buddha to guide your way. For the people who do like long hiking trips, there are walking tracks on top of the mountains here.
|Looking over Laos|