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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 a European 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.
3771 wat.jpg
3771 wat.jpg
3773 temple dragons.jpg
3773 temple dragons.jpg
3776 temple sculpture.jpg
3776 temple sculpture.jpg
3789 Mae Klang.jpg
3789 Mae Klang.jpg
3796 cloud forest.jpg
3796 cloud forest.jpg
3814 Doi Inthanon view.jpg
3814 Doi Inthanon view.jpg
3856 lonesome.jpg
3856 lonesome.jpg
3857 wild rhododendron.jpg
3857 wild rhododendron.jpg
3868 villagers working the ricefields.jpg
3868 villagers working the ricefields.jpg
3881 Mae Paan.jpg
3881 Mae Paan.jpg
3894 butterfly.jpg
3894 butterfly.jpg
3947 bark.jpg
3947 bark.jpg
3950 forest bamboo.jpg
3950 forest bamboo.jpg
3952 Wild Banana.jpg
3952 Wild Banana.jpg
3975 giant bamboo.jpg
3975 giant bamboo.jpg
3994 butterfly.jpg
3994 butterfly.jpg
4004 deciduous.jpg
4004 deciduous.jpg
4007 forest canopy near Soppong.jpg
4007 forest canopy near Soppong.jpg
4008 bamboo limestone outcrop.jpg
4008 bamboo limestone outcrop.jpg
4015 thermal pool.jpg
4015 thermal pool.jpg
4021 broadleaf evergreen forest Huai Nam Dang NP.jpg
4021 broadleaf evergreen forest Huai Nam Dang NP.jpg
4031 Doi Chiang Dao.jpg
4031 Doi Chiang Dao.jpg
4043 wat Doi Chiang Dao.jpg
4043 wat Doi Chiang Dao.jpg
4075 slow boats.jpg
4075 slow boats.jpg
4085 aboard the slow boat.jpg
4085 aboard the slow boat.jpg
4093 aboard the slow boat.jpg
4093 aboard the slow boat.jpg
4111 Laotian girl.jpg
4111 Laotian girl.jpg
4160 Mekong landscape.jpg
4160 Mekong landscape.jpg
4163 Mekong dry rice crops.jpg
4163 Mekong dry rice crops.jpg
4194 Mekong forest landscape.jpg
4194 Mekong forest landscape.jpg
4211 Mekong village.jpg
4211 Mekong village.jpg
4218 Mekong forest.jpg
4218 Mekong forest.jpg
4226 riverside bamboo.jpg
4226 riverside bamboo.jpg
4244 sunset over the Mekong.jpg
4244 sunset over the Mekong.jpg
4251 Luang Prabang.jpg
4251 Luang Prabang.jpg
4252 veggie gardens.jpg
4252 veggie gardens.jpg
4258 river ferry.jpg
4258 river ferry.jpg
4262 Mekong landscape.jpg
4262 Mekong landscape.jpg
4271 Kuang Xi.jpg
4271 Kuang Xi.jpg
4298 forest flower.jpg
4298 forest flower.jpg
4303 tufa dam.jpg
4303 tufa dam.jpg
4305 small 'slow boat'.jpg
4305 small 'slow boat'.jpg
4320 bamboo reflections.jpg
4320 bamboo reflections.jpg
4339 Nam Ou rapids.jpg
4339 Nam Ou rapids.jpg
4341 Nam Ou landscape.jpg
4341 Nam Ou landscape.jpg
4343 forest.jpg
4343 forest.jpg
4349 fairytale landscape.jpg
4349 fairytale landscape.jpg
4355 Nam Ou landscape.jpg
4355 Nam Ou landscape.jpg
4367 Nong Khiaw landscape.jpg
4367 Nong Khiaw landscape.jpg
4368 refuge caves.jpg
4368 refuge caves.jpg
4374 Nam Ou.jpg
4374 Nam Ou.jpg
4375 Nam Ou.jpg
4375 Nam Ou.jpg
4381 bomb case.jpg
4381 bomb case.jpg
4386 cave.jpg
4386 cave.jpg
4388 seven dollar view.jpg
4388 seven dollar view.jpg
4389 Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi.jpg
4389 Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi.jpg
4393 landscape.jpg
4393 landscape.jpg
4394 Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi.jpg
4394 Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi.jpg
4399 Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi.jpg
4399 Nam Ou @ Muang Ngoi.jpg
4424 Asian Water Buffalo.jpg
4424 Asian Water Buffalo.jpg
4435 bridge over the Nam Fa.jpg
4435 bridge over the Nam Fa.jpg
4437 boat & crew.jpg
4437 boat & crew.jpg
4462 Mr Hong Thong.jpg
4462 Mr Hong Thong.jpg
4464 Nam Fa villager.jpg
4464 Nam Fa villager.jpg
4497 Nam Fa boatmen.jpg
4497 Nam Fa boatmen.jpg
4555 evening light.jpg
4555 evening light.jpg
4580 sunset.jpg
4580 sunset.jpg
4582 forest trail.jpg
4582 forest trail.jpg
4584 wildflower.jpg
4584 wildflower.jpg
4590 wildflower.jpg
4590 wildflower.jpg
4597 sunset.jpg
4597 sunset.jpg
4605 sunset.jpg
4605 sunset.jpg
4606 sunset.jpg
4606 sunset.jpg
4617 Teak.jpg
4617 Teak.jpg
4621 Doi Khuntan tunnel & station.jpg
4621 Doi Khuntan tunnel & station.jpg
4660 evergreen forest.jpg
4660 evergreen forest.jpg
4670 Himalayan Wild Cherry.jpg
4670 Himalayan Wild Cherry.jpg
4682 Himalayan Wild Cherry.jpg
4682 Himalayan Wild Cherry.jpg
4708 Doi Pui view.jpg
4708 Doi Pui view.jpg
4710 forest canopy.jpg
4710 forest canopy.jpg
4743 forest canopy.jpg
4743 forest canopy.jpg