And so, to the Thailand:Cambodia border...this 100metre high cliff is the border! In the light rain, visibility is not good, but we knew that here the highland is Thailand.
It is not a happy place, as it is the scene of a long-running dispute between the two countries. There is an impressive Khmer ruin at the top of the cliff, and it has recently been given by the International Court to Cambodia. Cambodia has beclaired that this ruin can be visited only from the Cambodian side of the border, which meens that intending visitors must obtain a Cambodia Visa. When I visited, about 16 years ago, and ownership was nominally Thai, it was possible to visit from either country, and there were sufficient tourists to support 20 restaronts next to the site...all now gone!
Those rocks in the lower image are actually man-made pill boxes where Thai soldiers defend their side of the border. Occasionally there are exchanges of morters and bullets. Sad...
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