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Old August 23rd, 2011, 07:12 PM   #5041
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Hi all! I've been following this thread for a few months and after my last trip I finally decided that it was time to contribute to this forum with some interesting material, so I gathered all the pictures of borders and border crossing I've taken during my trips to share them with you. They're not the usual boring European crossings, so I hope you enjoy them!

First, Vietnam-China border at Lao Cai town (pics taken in 2007)









Second, Mauritania-Senegal border across the Senegal river ( the pics were taken from the Senegalese side)





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Old August 23rd, 2011, 07:24 PM   #5042
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Woww, welcome and congratulations for the nice pics (and the trips that generated them!)
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 07:45 PM   #5043
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let's continue with the Jordan-Syrian border:











Then, here comes a series of borders in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia taken during my recent trip to Southeast Asia.

Thai-Burmese border at Mae Sai-Tachileik:



Burma is across the bridge:









This is the famous Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Laos meet.



The following picture was taken from Thailand, but the strip of land in front of you belongs to Burma and the other side of the river is Laos



Border Triangle sign in Laos:



The right hand side of the river is Laos, the left hand side is Burma



Thai side:



Casino in Burma:



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Old August 23rd, 2011, 08:44 PM   #5044
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Now, Thai-Lao border at Chong Mek (East of Thailand)









You can see the border fence in this pic:



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Old August 23rd, 2011, 08:58 PM   #5045
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Very interesting!
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:19 PM   #5046
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Great pics, especially the one with that flag into the water. Thank you!
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:21 PM   #5047
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This is the last bit: Laos-Cambodia. I crossed through two different points. The first one is in the 4000 islands region. We stayed in Don Khon in order to watch the rare Irrawady dolphin. We cycled across the island and took a quick boat trip to the Cambodian side; after an hour or so, we crossed back to Laos.

This is the island:



Cambodia:











Laos from Cambodian soil:



Cambodian mountains again:



heading back to Laos



The second point is the official border crossing of Veun Kham:

"Future" Lao customs office:



Actual office, you can see that it is ( or at least looks like) an old train wagon





Border and no man's land. The building in the background is Cambodian:







Cambodian side of the border:






So this is it. I hope you have all enjoyed the pictures of this corner of the world!
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 10:48 PM   #5048
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^ Excellent pictures, also worth noting that most of these are border crossings that include a change from left to right hand traffic. But the low level of vehicle traffic and the time it takes to deal with anyone crossing stops this being an issue.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 10:52 PM   #5049
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It wasn't last summer... Not sure about the current situation.
thanks a lot, dank u wel
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Old August 24th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #5050
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Very nice pictures.

Can you tell further about customs controls?. Strong or they let pass any tourist?
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Old August 24th, 2011, 01:08 AM   #5051
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It is not a border in any case... but an important point in the world.

The country of Ecuador wanted to have a monument where they said "the centre of the world" (just in the equator parallel)

And... they had a little mistake on measures... the monument is really 250m south from the real equator line.


If you want to find... coordenates are:
78º29'20" West and... of course 0º0'00"... (well... a little to the south...)
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Old August 24th, 2011, 01:08 AM   #5052
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Very fascinating photos!
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Old August 24th, 2011, 04:36 AM   #5053
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Brazil - Uruguai Border


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Fronteira Brasil, Uruguai, Argentina by Micaellua at Flickr.com

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Fronteira Brasil/Uruguai by Draserv_Albino at Flickr.com

Uruguai ------ Brasil
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36 (31) by Gerson Gerloff at Flickr.com

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Same Author from above


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Fronteira Brasil & Uruguai by Roberto Uebel at Flickr.com
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Old August 24th, 2011, 11:07 AM   #5054
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The town at Uruguay is Chuy. Border is an avenue and road and there are no customs cabins... apart that in the web you can find some people selling in the centre of the avenue for travellers and... part of goods are at Uruguay and part at Brazil.

The third photo seams nice... you enter at Uruguay and the first you find is an Uruguayan meat barbeque restaurant!!!!!!!
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Old August 24th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #5055
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This is not Chui-Chuy border. I'm not sure about the two first photos but the last are in Santana do Livramento (BRA) - Rivera (ROU). In practical ways it's a big town with a border in the middle of it!! Unique case!!
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Old August 24th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #5056
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Wonderful photographs indeed!
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Old August 25th, 2011, 02:16 AM   #5057
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Wonderful photographs indeed!

Uruguayan welcome too!!!!



Seems nice to cross the border without checkpoint and find a barbeque restaurant of uruguayan meat!!!!


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Old August 25th, 2011, 03:05 AM   #5058
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Hallo Deutschland! Bonjour France !

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Old August 25th, 2011, 03:19 AM   #5059
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on the right they have better bratwurst, on the left better pain
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Old August 25th, 2011, 08:13 AM   #5060
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Small border crossing between Hyder, Alaska and Stewart, British Columbia
Apparently this American town uses Canadian phone system, currency and sends their children to Canadian schools??? link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyder,_Alaska

Also note there is a Yellow sign that states that Hyder is the highest listerner to XM Satellite radio per capita. I wonder how/why XM would even bother with such a sign at an international border.....

Photo: Tdevries at en.wikipedia
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