Chiang Rai to Chiang Sean – 73.4 km

Very pleasant trip on mostly back roads.

 

We visited the Black Temple (Black House) on our way to Chiang Sean

Click here to lean about the Black House

 

Another soup lunch.

Chiang Sean is on the mighty Mekong River and is in the Golden triangle.

The golden triangle has a long sordid history in the opium trade and continues to be a hub of drug activities.  Thailand has worked hard to redeploy their farmers into growing fruits and vegetables instead of opium.

We have read a lot about the history of this area.

 

Click here for Golden Triangle Wikipedia

 

Click here for Allegations of CIA drug trafficking

 

Now for something lighter.  Our hotel is on the Mekong River.

 

Click here for a brief video at Chiang Sean

 

Bye for now

 

 

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