1. Golden Triangle
Here the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet at the majestic Mekong river. The area was the world’s largest opium-producing and trafficking place but now you can visit and sail down the curvy river enjoying the breeze and view of the mountains. A nearby museum offers a full tour of the opium history in Asia. It was really interesting and I felt properly educated afterwards! The Golden Triangle area felt too touristy for us so we stayed in a small town called Chiang Saen, and cycled up to the Golden Triangle along the Mekong river. The Mekong river is 4,350 km long and covers 795,000 km²? In other words, it has more than 265 million 3 word addresses!
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2. Tham Lot cave
This cave is a home to thousands of bats and swifts. If you go at dusk (around 6pm), you’ll see thousands of swifts flying above your head before gliding into the cave while bats make their way out to feed. There’s a freshwater stream piercing the cave and you can hop on a bamboo raft and sail through in the darkness while feeding hundreds of massive fish. The cave is an archaeological site with some teak wood coffins that are over 1,000 years old! Oh, and if you are lucky like us, you might spot cave snakes too!
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