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Location - South East Asia; Capital - Bangkok; Population - 63 million; Currency - Baht MORE THAILAND

I travelled on the back of a pickup from Battambang to the Thai border, sitting on rice sacks with bags of live grasshoppers as company, in October 1999.

 

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thai2Ubon Ratchathani - I stayed with the family of a Thai friend of mine living in London - I met Pen and Chorchai while there

 

 

thai1aTemple in Ubon Ratchathani

 

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thai1With my friend's parents, Ubon Ratchathani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai3Wat Mahathat in Thailand's first capital, Sukhothai

 

 

thai4Temple remains at Old Sukhothai

 

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thai5Buddha at Wat Mahathat, Old Sukhothai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai6Wat Sa Si, Old Sukhothai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai7Old Sukhtothai, a lovely place to hire a bike and wander around

 

 

thai8The earthquake damaged Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai9The umbrella village of Baw Sang, near Chiang Mai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai11Jong Kham lake, Mae Hong Son

 

 

thai12Looking down on Mae Hong Son, with Jong Kham lake in the middle

 

 

thai13A village of the Hmong tribe, on a 4-day Hill Tribe trek from Mae Hong Son

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai14Hmong children wearing traditional jackets - Hill Tribe trek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai15Nui was our guide on the trek - Hill Tribe trek

 

 

thai16Shower time - Hill Tribe trek

 

 

thai18Eating sticky rice from dishes cut from bamboo - Hill Tribe trek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai19Wading through the river - Hill Tribe Trek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thai20Posing with the very drunk Karen chief in a village where we stayed - Hill Tribe Trek

 

 

thai21In traditional Karen dress - Hill Tribe trek

 

 

thai23The Padaung tribe, Burmese refugees also known as the Long Neck people - Hill Tribe trek

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thai25Cooking food inside bamboo on the Mekong riverside, Chiang Saen

 

 

thai26The Golden Triangle, where the borders of Burma, Laos and Thailand meet.
It's known as an opium growing area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.tourismthailand.org - Thailand tourist board

www.tourismthailand.se

www.sawasdee.com

www.discoverythailand.com

www.thailandtourismdirectory.com

 

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