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Borderlines: Life in the mountains This journal documents my three months spent in the Doitung community in Northern Thailand, spending time with the peoples living in the mountains, hearing their stories of life under Chinese guerilla warfare, addiction to opium and forced work.

My Scholarship entry - The Northern Tribes of Doitung

Before 1988 this border with Myanmar lay completely under the control of drugs cartells based in the Burmese jungle. 

This view is taken through the bamboo bars of the Thai army´s border outpost. Since the Princess Mother began her initiatives in Thailand´s Doitung mountain community, drugs trafficking has greatly decreased and the border is quiet.

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Before 1988 this border with Myanmar lay completely under the control of drugs cartells based in the Burmese jungle. This view is taken through the bamboo bars of the Thai army´s border outpost. Since the Princess Mother began her initiatives in Thailand´s Doitung mountain community, drugs trafficking has greatly decreased and the border is quiet.

Tags: border camp, thailand, mae fah luang, bamboo, forest, moutain, doitung, drugs trade

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