Sail the Mae Khong River to the Golden Triangle

Sail the Mae Khong River to the Golden Triangle  |  Golden Triangle, Thailand  |  One of the tours you should consider when in the areas of Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen or Chiang Rai, is the sailing along the Ruak River to the intersection with the Mae Khong River to find the central point denominated Golden Triangle. So board your long tail boat, sail across by bamboo fields, small fishing villages and decide where would you like to spend the rest of your day. The options are Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) or Laos. Continue reading Sail the Mae Khong River to the Golden Triangle

Hall of Opium at Golden Triangle

Hall of Opium at Golden Triangle  Golden TriangleThailand |  One of the many attractions of the Golden Triangle area, in the northern region of Thailand, is without a doubt the Hall of Opium, created in 1988 by Princess Mother on her desire to educate people on the background of opium in the Golden Triangle and elsewhere in the world. The Golden Triangle, infamous worldwide for its poppy fields, drug smugglers, and opium warlords. Throughout the three decades, the Golden Triangle supplied most of the world’s heroin. Even today, Myanmar and less so the Laos PDR produce significant amounts of opium. The Hall of Opium was created to help reduce demand through education. Continue reading Hall of Opium at Golden Triangle

Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen

Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen  |  Hill Tribe Villlages, Thailand  |  I have always wanted to see them in person, and of course Thailand does not disappoint me at all, there they are. Original from East Burma (Myanmar), this group of women have moved to Thailand to an area called Hilltribe Village, right in between the Golden Triangle and Chiang Rai. I was truly surprised and captivated by their beauty, femininity, their voices and I must say the fact that yet today in 2011 the carry on with their traditions. Continue reading Giraffe Women of Long Neck Karen

Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai Full Day Tour

Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai Full Day Tour  |  Thailand  |  So this morning I started very early on what it would turn to be a brilliant day exploring the areas of Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. All was seamlessly planned by the Four Season Tented Camp Golden Triangle, for my transfer to my next destination Chiang Mai. Instead of doing a regular four hours transfer, they hosted me for a full day of highlights, attractions along the rice fields and towns of the northern region of Thailand. Continue reading Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai Full Day Tour

Training to become a Mahout at Golden Triangle

Training to become a Mahout at Golden Triangle  | Golden TriangleThailand |   One of the unique experiences you cannot miss during your visit to Thailand. Some of the best areas, regardless your budget (since there are options for everyone) Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and surrounding areas are some of the best locations to train to become a real Mahout. My training, I did it at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, and I have to say it was one of the most fantastic experiences I have done in my life. Continue reading Training to become a Mahout at Golden Triangle

GPS Carlos Melia at Golden Triangle

GPS Carlos Melia at Golden Triangle  | Golden TriangleThailand |  Good Morning everyone, from Golden Triangle and Fours Seasons Tented Camp. Above view of my tent, below view from my bed at my room. No words to describe it…. just enjoy it and share it with you all. Golden Triangle is a magical destination. I am right now on the Thailand side, surrounded by the Ruack River and the Maekhong River. The other side is Laos, where I will be spending a few hours today. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at Golden Triangle

Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp

Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp  |  Golden Triangle, Thailand  |  I have just arrived to the Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp, and I have to say that I never stop being surprised. Golden Triangle is the point where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) come together, surrounded by the Ruak River and Maekhong River. A secluded destination to enjoy hours interacting with elephants – training and trekking along with the expert guidance of the Mahouts – in this unforgettable experience. Just 15 tented accommodations – unique in luxury, complete with hand-hammered copper bathtubs – echo the romantic spirit of 19th-century explorers. All-inclusive Four Seasons adventures cover every detail, from drinks and dining to river boat excursions to meet local hill tribes. I will be posting more since I will be staying here for two nights. Continue reading Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp