Monday, January 25, 2016

CHIANGMAI TRAVEL : THAILAND , LAOS , MYANMAR IN ONE DAY

3 countries in one day? Possible? Impossible?
Which country?
Thailand , Myanmar and Laos - Golden Triangle ! I even cross over to Laos by boat. DAEBAK!

signboard of Golden Triangle

According to history this Golden Triangle has been well known for the opium growing and nowadays this place are famous as largest tourist trap in northern Thailand.

map of Laos and Thailand

To reach this place you need to take mini van for around 3 1/2 hours drive from Chiangmai City to Mae Sai. The landscape is hilly and divided by Ruak River that flows into Mekong River. These rivers then form a natural boundary like a Triangle shape between 3 countries LAOS - to the east of Mekong, MYANMAR - to the north of the Ruak and THAILAND - to the west of  Mae Khong.

boat ride

I took a boad ride across to a small island Don Sao, which in Laos. You don't need visa to go to this Island but you still need to bring passport.

huge golden Buddha statue


From Thai riverside sits a huge Golden Buddha Statue.

scenery

Thats the view from the boat over look the Thai riverside.

collage about Laos

Here we go...Laos by just 10 - 15 minutes boat ride from Mae Sai, Thailand. See the photo top right, the show photo of people caught Narkha, on type of big creatures from Mae Kong river. Scary huh?

Oh! if you think you can cross over to the rest of Laos with through this Island. Try laaaaa...maybe end up in Laos Prison, who knows...kekekekeke then can be famous by writing a book in Laos prison. 

market

To me not much thing to do on this Don Sao Island. They have vendors selling their items which mainly items made in Myanmar, Laos , Thailand and even China. Didn't buy anything. To me this place more like 'Ang Mo' market. For us Malaysian whose money becoming 'tiny as ants' can just look look see see laaaaaa... 

I don't like it much here... Loas kids here asked for money. They are not even begging. Its like a MUST give. Guess they may grown up become a thug if this continues. They are not mild kids like in Seam Reap and others. They are more aggressive. Scaryyyyy!!!! Thank God ! I don't look foreign to them so they just disturb the 'Ang Mo'. Ngeeeeee..lucky me.



scenery

There you go my look look see see from Dan Siao Island, Laos.

scenery

The weather is freaking hot. I don't even eat lunch yet. Its almost 3pm. WTH!!!!

crown-structured building

On the way back to Thailand side saw this crown structure and was told its a Casino in Laos but this Casino own by Chinese. kekekeke 

There is another Casino in Thailand which own by Myanmar too which I couldn't snap the photo.

Thailand flag and gate
From Mae Sai, drive another 20 minutes which we reach to this small town with Myanmar influence. We can to the bridge and Myanmar is just in the other side. It just a short bridge. Can you cross over to Myanmar through that bridge? Try lorrr! Then tell me your story.