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* Golden Triangle *

This gallery is the story of an 8-week back-packing journey through far northern Thailand and the north-west of Laos in Nov. 2007 to Jan. 2008. In parts, the journey was conventional – rented car and well-known destinations – and in part it was an adventure well off the beaten track. In Laos we started with the great two-day adventure of the Slow Boat on the mighty Mekong River from the Thai border downstream to the beautiful small city of Luang Prabang. From there, we headed by boat (mostly) and bus into the far north-west of the country, a highlight being a precarious two-day canoe trip down the Nam Fa (Fa River) to a village where most of the inhabitats had never met people of European origin before.

The journey begins and ends in the city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Photos are presented in sequence as taken though heavily culled. Reflecting my photographic and professional interests, the emphasis is on landscapes and vegetation, but there’s more besides …. hope you enjoy.
wat
wat
temple dragons
temple dragons
temple sculpture
temple sculpture
Mae Klang
Mae Klang
cloud forest
cloud forest
Doi Inthanon view
Doi Inthanon view
lonesome
lonesome
wild rhododendron
wild rhododendron
villagers working the ricefields
villagers working the ricefields
Mae Paan
Mae Paan
butterfly
butterfly
bark
bark
forest bamboo
forest bamboo
Wild Banana
Wild Banana
giant bamboo
giant bamboo
butterfly
butterfly
deciduous
deciduous
forest canopy near Soppong
forest canopy near Soppong
bamboo limestone outcrop
bamboo limestone outcrop
thermal pool
thermal pool
broadleaf evergreen forest
broadleaf evergreen forest
Doi Chiang Dao
Doi Chiang Dao
wat Doi Chiang Dao
wat Doi Chiang Dao
slow boats
slow boats
aboard the slow boat
aboard the slow boat
aboard the slow boat
aboard the slow boat
Laotian girl
Laotian girl
Mekong landscape
Mekong landscape
Mekong dry rice crops
Mekong dry rice crops
Mekong forest landscape
Mekong forest landscape
Mekong village
Mekong village
Mekong forest
Mekong forest
riverside bamboo
riverside bamboo
sunset over the Mekong
sunset over the Mekong
Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang
veggie gardens
veggie gardens
river ferry
river ferry
Mekong landscape
Mekong landscape
Kuang Xi
Kuang Xi
forest flower
forest flower
tufa dam
tufa dam
small 'slow boat'
small 'slow boat'
bamboo reflections
bamboo reflections
Nam Ou rapids
Nam Ou rapids
Nam Ou landscape
Nam Ou landscape
forest
forest
fairytale landscape
fairytale landscape
Nam Ou landscape
Nam Ou landscape
Nong Khiaw landscape
Nong Khiaw landscape
refuge caves
refuge caves
Nam Ou
Nam Ou
bomb case
bomb case
cave
cave
seven dollar view
seven dollar view
Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi
Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi
landscape
landscape
Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi
Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi
Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi
Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi
Asian Water Buffalo
Asian Water Buffalo
bridge over the Nam Fa
bridge over the Nam Fa
boat & crew
boat & crew
Mr Hong Thong
Mr Hong Thong
Nam Fa villager
Nam Fa villager
Nam Fa boatmen
Nam Fa boatmen
evening light
evening light
sunset
sunset
forest trail
forest trail
wildflower
wildflower
wildflower
wildflower
sunset
sunset
sunset
sunset
sunset
sunset
Teak
Teak
Doi Khuntan tunnel & station
Doi Khuntan tunnel & station
evergreen forest
evergreen forest
Himalayan Wild Cherry
Himalayan Wild Cherry
Himalayan Wild Cherry
Himalayan Wild Cherry
Doi Pui view
Doi Pui view
forest canopy
forest canopy
forest canopy
forest canopy