The Golden Triangle is a popular area. Hear it, people immediately imagine the insurgents and rebels, secret army, a train transporting opium passing through the forest, triads, narcotics eradication of DEA agents and the CIA, the indigenous tribes in the mountains, remote villages and poppy flowers pink and white breast height of the source of opium, and its derivatives, morphine and heroin.
Since 1960s until the 1990s, the Golden Triangle is a region in the northern part of Southeast Asia including Burma – Wa and Shan states – northern Laos and northern Thailand, particularly Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai and the district of Chiang Mai province. Called the ‘gold’ because of the wealth of this region comes from the black gold opium.
Remote mountainous regions and lush forests are inhabited by ethnic Shan, Tai Lu and Hmong, Akha, Lisu, Yao, and other tribes are smaller. Most of the area is currently very difficult to achieve. Almost closed from the central government in Bangkok, Vientiane and even now Rangoon very little to control them.
Many of the poppies that have turned into coffee, tea, seasonal fruits and vegetables in Thailand, and in northern Laos, most of the forest has been turned into rubber plants resistant to cold temperatures. In addition, traditional tribes are ‘troubled’ relocated to lowland areas, to be more easily monitored.
Golden Triangle tourist area is now the village of Sob Ruak, a meeting place borders Burma, Laos and Thailand. Here you can buy a shirt, visit the two museums and enjoy a cool drink opium poppy lounge in a luxury hotel. There is a Golden Triangle Inn for a place to stay, you also can follow the tracks of the Golden Triangle and pay 20 baht to take pictures in a poppy field Doi Pui.
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