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Mekong river at sunset  
   

Mekong river at sunset

Day #156: Chiang Saen old city and River Border

September 5th 2013
Ciang Saen is a small, sleepy town in the far north of Thailand. Its main attraction is that it sits on the Mekong river at the point where the river divides Thailand from Laos, with sweeping views over the river to the Laotian sandbar (locals can cross the border freely, but tourists have to go to Sop Ruak). The river is busy all day with trawlers, ferries and cargo boats and I saw men fishing w ... 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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