The Borderless Experience: The Golden Triangle
"The Golden Triangle", a term that was originally designated to represent the Sop Ruak River and the Mekong River. It is also the area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet. However, the word ‘gold’ in ‘Golden Triangle’ may have been made to describe the payment of gold for opium that is very popular and common within this highly anticipated area by the people from the three different countries.
Ironically, The Golden Triangle is not only well-known for linking three nations together from a geographical standpoint, but the area is also known as one of the world's top locations for the manufacture of synthetic drugs, particularly methamphetamine. Opium production in Myanmar is the world's second-largest source of opium after Afghanistan, producing some 25% of the world's opium, forming part of the Golden Triangle. Having said that, The Golden Triangle also shares a common spot where people from the three different countries come across each other to mingle around whether it is for business, leisure or just daily commute purposes.
When you are in the middle of three Asian countries like Laos, Myanmar and Thailand you will come across people of various backgrounds. This means people of various physical appearances, practices and even the languages they speak, especially since Asia leads the whole world with 2,301 languages spoken in total. When it comes to adventures, we are all connected by one language, the explorers’ language. TWELF-X has been injected with a youthful wanderlust to inspire all to live life like an adventure. Hence, when you explore a place with diverse language and culture, be sure to explore with Twelf-X.