Mae Sai beats the Golden Triangle, hands down.
Apr 21, 2008
|Well, today we went to the Golden Triangle, the corner where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) meet at the Mekong River. The Mekong River looked nothing more special than the Ohio River; if anything, filthier. We did not cross the boarder to Laos or Myanmar (mostly because Americans are not allowed to visit Myanmar), but had a great time watching the people simply live their lives. Mae Sai has remained largely unnoticed by tourism, so there were many locals trading from Myanmar and even China as it is only 120 km away. All in all, it was just very neat! Chris's favorite part fo the day was driving, as we rented a car. In Thailand you get to drive on the wrong side of the car, so he felt so special and a little dissoriented. We ended our day walking around the Chinag Rai Night Market, where we bought the most beautiful piece of art for our home. Well, off to bed before flying to Phuket tomorrow.
The drive up to the Golden Triangle
Cow herd on the side of the road
Across the Mekong River is Laos
Only fat budha in Thailand
The Mayanmar (Berma) Boarder -- Mae Sai
Little boy in Myanmar that I gave a quarter to
Overlook into Myanmar
Chris driving on the wrong side of the car
Chiang Rai Night Market
Look at all of the scooters at the night market
Piece of art we bought