Next up on our Thailand adventure was a visit to the Golden Triangle. This triangle is located in between Myanmar (Burma), Laos and Thailand separated by the Mekong River. And we ventured to all these countries during our trip! But first, we stopped to visit the Long Neck Karen tribe where the women stretch there necks with brass rings.
When in the Golden Triangle we stopped by to visit the Long Neck Karen Tribe.
Huts of the Long Neck Karen Tribe.
Young girl with her golden rings to start the process of extending her neck.
Adult Long Neck Karen Tribe member and myself with a fake set of rings on.
We also visited the Lahu tribe who reside right next to the Long Neck Karen tribe.
Here’s a little girl from Lahu.
Puppets of all the local tribes of the area. This was conveniently sold at the tribe shops.
Quick visit to Laos for lunch while in the Golden Triangle!
Checking out the shop vendors in Laos.
Check out the Giant Golden Buddha while cruising along the Mekong River.
Take in the view of the Mekong River and the Golden Triangle!
Visit the Opium Museum.
And visit this guy at the Opium Museum.
We briefly visited Tachileik, Myanmar!
Tachileik market in Myanmar.
Although we were only in Laos and Myanmar for about an hour each, the trip was memorable. I would love to go back to Laos and explore, but as for Myanmar, we did not feel 100% safe and I cannot say we would go back. But never say never! Next post will be on the our Northern Thailand Hillside Trek!