Thailand’s once infamous Golden Triangle in northern Thailand, seen from a road that follow the border with Myanmar. Photo: Thomas Bird
Thailand’s once infamous Golden Triangle in northern Thailand, seen from a road that follow the border with Myanmar. Photo: Thomas Bird
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Tea and temples on a two-wheel trip through Thailand’s Golden Triangle, once infamous for opium production

  • Thailand’s Golden Triangle, once a centre of opium production, offers sweeping views of mountains and plains, and has border towns full of character
  • A scooter trip through the region passes tea plantations, and villages inhabited by descendants of Chinese Nationalist soldiers who settled there

Thailand’s once infamous Golden Triangle in northern Thailand, seen from a road that follow the border with Myanmar. Photo: Thomas Bird
Thailand’s once infamous Golden Triangle in northern Thailand, seen from a road that follow the border with Myanmar. Photo: Thomas Bird
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