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From the Archives: Tom Vater’s Three Pagodas Pass republished in Traversing the Orient Magazine


At the Three Pagodas Pass, in the wild and beautiful far west of Thailand, the orchid and furniture trade is booming, shoot-outs between Burmese rebels and Thai soldiers are rare and the area remains one of those beauty spots that have not yet succumbed to mass tourism.

Read Tom Vater‘s feature story on Thailand’s Three Pagodas Pass, republished in Traversing the Orient Magazine in May 2009.   Photographs by Aroon Thaewchatturat.

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