Left: Going down the Salawin river before arriving the meeting point with Moei river. The high mountains
in the distance are in Myanmar's Karen (Kayin) state. Moei river which is also the border between Myanmar and Thailand's
Tak province enters Salawin river at Ban Sop Moei village. Right: Arrival Ban Sop Moei village.
The village is on the coner of the land between the two rivers. Moei river which flows south to north
dividing Tak province (Thailand) and Kayin state (Myanmar) sends its waters into the Salawin after creating
circles of current at the junction because of the turning of rivers. See the map page.
Mae Samleab (Taw Lay Hta) to Ban Sop Moei by boat downstream takes about 45 minutes.
Left: The river junction - Salawin flows into Myanmar between the island-like land on the right and the mountains
behind. Right: Ban Sop Moei - a small village in Sop Moei district of Mae Hong Son province. Villagers are mainly
Karen, Shan and Thai.
Children walk pass the paddy field in Ban Sop Moei, behind are Moei and Salawin rivers and the hills on Myanmar side.
Right: Simple accommodation in the village. The guesthouse is on the Salawin river bank. Myanmar name of
Moei is "Thaung Yin" or "Thaungyin" river.