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Chiang Rai, Doi Pha Tang, Thai-Laos border mountain viewpoint, Doi Phu Kha national park in Nan, Sirikit dam lake, Loei province, Nong Khai (27 Oct - 04 Nov 2007)

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A formar bunker used during the fight against Communist insergents
A bunker used during the flight against so-called Communist insergents in the 1970's.

The Kumintan Chinese army members who came to this area helped fight against Thai Communist insergents with the supports of Thai Military. The bunker or the gun station is located on the mountain ridge which is now the border between Thailand and Laos.

A border opening closed since the flight against so-called Communists
A border opening (hole in the mountain) below the above gun station have been closed since the flight against so-called Communist insergents in the 1970's.

Ban Pha Tang surrounded by valley filled with fog
Ban Pha Tang village surrounded by valley filled with fog

The road 1093 from Doi Pha Tang to Phu Sang
The road 4237 along the mountains on Thai-Laos border

The road is quite wavy and curvy between the mountain side and cliff side. In the rainy season much care is necessary. Land slide and road sink are not uncommon.

A Thai-Laos border market in Ban Huek
A Thai-Laos border market in Ban Huek

This border market in Ban Huek, Phu Sang district of Phayao province is said to take place on 10th, 20th and 30th of each month.

A Thai-Laos border market in Ban Huek
Ban Huek bordre market (*)

You can still see the tribal people coming to sell and buy the hand made products such as fabrics and basketry, hand tools and other house-hold items as well as farm produces. Nowadays Chinese and Thailand products are also widely sold in the market.

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