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The Golden Triangle...  

The Golden Triangle...

The Oliphant on the Opium Trail

November 27th 2006
Chiang Rai, Thailand October 23, 2549 Sean: The infamous “Golden Triangle” - conjuring up images of immense poppy fields, clandestine CIA operations, and nefarious characters processing heroin for the world’s market - is now a legitimate tourist destination complete with huge tour busses and t-shirt vendors. You know a place is no longer edgy when Grey Line ferries large ... read more
Asia » Thailand

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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