....which revealed e presence of Thai Royal Border Police personnel keeping watch among us. not far from here is e Rom Fa Thai Border Police Base, & we were all standing on territory disputed by Laos.
photos by YK
& you wonder what lies beneath e fog:
cliff starts to empty out as most flee e biting chill after taking e requisite photos:
with e friendly bunch from Khon Kaen & Bangkok whom we met at Rai Phu Fa:
man & kids in Hmong costume hoping to earn money by posing for/with tourists:
e trail down:
curious about e people standing there....
we took this path leading off e main trail:
& found this view of Phu Chi Fa itself:
happy cat =)) dream of seeing this place has come true!!
on e way down:
kids manning souvenir stands at e trailhead - postcards for e family were bought here:
photo by YK
start of e trail:
where enterprising Hmong run stalls selling instant porridge & noodles with thermos flasks of hot water & coffee....
& rent Hmong costumes to tourists for photo-ops:
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