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Mae Hong Son

Like a wedding cake reflected in the waters of the lake, Wat Jong Kham is the region's most important Burmese temple. © L. Birch 2006
Friends in High Places

November 5th 2006
2nd NOV : Doi Kong, Mae Hong Son The air at the top of the hill was much cooler than it was down below and the view extended out across the mountains of Myanmar (Burma) to the west. We had hitched a lift up to the mountaintop temple of Wat Doi Kong Mu with a Thai couple, who like us, were visiting to participate in festival celebrations at the temple. The celebrations were part of Loy Krato ... read more
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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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