The Chiang Rai Gate of Siam is one of the most breathtaking spots in Siam. Located on the border of Laos, this spot affords some unparalleled views of the area. It is one location that combines both beauty and history making it abundantly popular among the many visitors here.
Perched several hundred feet above the ground, the Gate of Siam warrants a good hike up on the mountain. On your way up, you will get a glimpse of the mystical views that await on the top, as nature shrouds you with the sweetest calls of the many species that make their home there. As you reach the top of the mountain, one will see a large board with a tiled roof in a typical Thai structure; the entrance to the magnificent memorial that will soon loom before your eyes.
Set along a path that has been cut through limestone cliffs, the entire site as a whole is absolutely scenic. Making your way up to the memorial with a learned tour guide will be extra advantageous as the location carries with it an abundance of tales. Lives were lost at this point and graves were dug. Some of the stories are so poignant that they are sure to tug a heartstring or two. The primary battle that took place at this spot was between the communist forces around South East Asia and the Chinese Nationalists. A lot of troops passed between the borders through large cracks on the rocks that can still be seen even today. Most of the graves that are found on the sight are that of the Chinese Nationalist Soldiers.
The Chiang Rai Gate of Siam is located on the northernmost end of the Chiang Rai province. Your view of Laos and the famous Mekong River from this angle is nothing short of heavenly. This Thai Laos border is indeed set amidst a magical backdrop.
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Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+