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The Three Pagodas Pass or in Thai Darn Chedi Sam Ong is at the Thai-Burma border, but only accessible to foreigners from the Thai side. For centuries the Three Pagodas Pass was along the main land route between India and South East Asia. The strategic location was last exploited by the Japanese during World War II, who used POW labor to build the infamous Death Railway to ferry supplies across. The Thai side of the pass consists of the three very small chedis, a couple of shrines, a market with mainly Burmese goods such as carved wood, gems and textiles. These three chedies are so disappointingly small that I did not photograph them. Moreover it was raining heavily

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  • Copyright: Urs Muller (Urs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-05-14
  • Categories: Food
  • Camera: Canon A1, Canon 28mm f2.8
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
  • Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-07-06 16:45
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