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Heroin Poppy’s Return to the Golden Triangle

CHIANG RAI – Poppy cultivation has rapidly expanded in the Myanmar and Laos parts of the Golden Triangle, to feed new demands for heroin, chiefly in China, according to a report released Monday. “After a decade of decline, Southeast Asia is now once again a major opium growing region,” it claims The report said opium […]

June 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Stories about Chiangrai | Read More »

Embellishing English, “Golden Triangle” Region

Embellishing English by Barry Evans CHIANG RAI – Once when the world was young — 1978 to be more precise — I headed out alone from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai, fancying myself an anthropologist on the verge of discovering new peoples in the mythical “Golden Triangle” region. So much for the hubris […]

October 18th, 2013 | Posted in Stories about Chiangrai | Read More »

Lanjia Hill Tribe Lodge in the Clouds, Chiangrai Thailand

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Lindsay Hawdon and her two boys swap Thailand’s beaches and cities for Lanjia Lodge, a tribal hill village in the Chiang Rai province. We awoke on our first morning to a sheet of mist, pale as milk, hanging over the valley below. Slowly it dissipated to reveal the brown swirling waters […]

October 27th, 2012 | Posted in Hotels,Stories about Chiangrai,Tourism | Read More »

Volunteers in ChiangRai a Life Changing Experience

  Chiangrai Times – Courtney Clark spent a month volunteering through the International Students Volunteer program at the Mae Kok Foundation in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Clark said the foundation acts as a safe haven for underprivileged children, giving them shelter, food and protection from drugs and human trafficking. Her volunteer group was about 12 people, […]

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Stories about Chiangrai | Read More »

Chiang Saen Lake a Bird Haven

Chiangrai Times– In the northern province of Chiang Rai in Thailand lies the gateway to the famous Golden Triangle area, the city of Chiang Saen. Close to this one of a kind place where the borders of Thailand and Laos meet up you will find one of the best spots for a bit of bird […]

July 1st, 2012 | Posted in Stories about Chiangrai,Things to Do,Tourism | Read More »

Chiangrai And The Golden Triangle

  Chiangrai Times – Any visitor to Chiangrai cannot fail to recognize the richness and obvious affluence that abound in this northern most province. Its proximity to the Golden Triangle has influenced the development of the land and only here does one see fenced-off properties, farmhouses, hedgerows and smooth four-lane highways never in need of […]

July 1st, 2012 | Posted in Stories about Chiangrai,Tourism | Read More »

Doi Chaang Coffee Brewing from the Heart

  CHIANGRAI TIMES -Doi Chaang coffee has come a long way from its humble beginning.   Hathaichanok Phisailert has made it her mission to nurture the spirit of social enterprise, where coffee growers are treated more like kinsmen than clients, sellers or ordinary villagers. A university graduate in accounting from Yonok University, Ms Hathaichanok is the […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Chiang Rai,Stories about Chiangrai | Read More »

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