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Ruak River
The Ruak River
Ruak River
(Thai: แม่น้ำรวก, RTGS: Maenam Ruak, pronounced [mɛ̂ː.náːm rûa̯k]; Lanna: ) is a right hand tributary of the Mekong. The mouth of the Ruak river is at the Thai- Burma
Burma
border opposite Laos, a spot known as the "Golden Triangle", a popular tourist destination.Contents1 Course 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksCourse[edit] The Ruak originates within the hills of the Daen Lao Range, Shan State (Burma), and becomes the boundary river between Thailand
Thailand
and Burma
Burma
at the confluence with the Mae Sai River
Mae Sai River
near the northernmost point of Thailand.[1] It then meanders eastwards until it empties into the Mekong
Mekong
River at Ban Sop Ruak, Tambon Wiang, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Province
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Myanmar
Myanmar
Myanmar
(Burmese: [mjəmà]),[nb 1][8] officially the Republic
Republic
of the Union of Myanmar
Myanmar
and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Myanmar
Myanmar
is bordered by India
India
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to its west, Thailand
Thailand
and Laos
Laos
to its east and China
China
to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
and the Andaman Sea. The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people.[9] As of 2017, the population is about 54 million.[5] Myanmar is 676,578 square kilometres (261,228 square miles) in size
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Royal Thai General System Of Transcription
The Royal Thai General System of Transcription (RTGS) is the official[1][2] system for rendering Thai words in the Latin alphabet. It was published by the Royal Institute of Thailand.[3][4] It is used in road signs[5] and government publications and is the closest thing to a standard of transcription for Thai, but its use, by even the government, is inconsistent
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Shan State
Shan State
Shan State
(Burmese: ရှမ်းပြည်နယ်, pronounced [ʃáɴ pjìnɛ̀]; Shan: မိူင်းတႆး [mə́ŋ.táj]) is a state of Myanmar. Shan State
Shan State
borders China
China
to the north, Laos
Laos
to the east, and Thailand
Thailand
to the south, and five administrative divisions of Burma in the west. Largest of the 14 administrative divisions by land area, Shan State
Shan State
covers 155,800 km², almost a quarter of the total area of Burma. The state gets its name from the Shan people, one of several ethnic groups that inhabit the area
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Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia)
The Golden Triangle (Burmese: ရွှေတြိဂံ နယ်မြေ, pronounced [ʃwè tɹḭɡàɴ nɛ̀mjè]; Thai: สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ, RTGS: sam liam thong kham, pronounced [sǎːm.lìa̯m tʰɔ̄ːŋ kʰām]; Lao: ສາມຫຼ່ຽມທອງຄຳ; Chinese: 金三角; Vietnamese: Tam giác Vàng; Khmer: តំបន់ត្រីកោណមាស, pronounced [tɑmbɑn trəy kaon mieh]) refers to the area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers.[1] The name "Golden Triangle"—coined by the CIA[2]—is commonly used more broadly to refer to an area of approximately 950,000 square kilometres (367,000 sq mi) that overlaps the mountains of three adjacent countries. Along with Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in the Golden Crescent, it has been one of the most extensive opium-producing areas of Asia, and of the world, since the 1950s
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Laos
Coordinates: 18°N 105°E / 18°N 105°E / 18; 105Lao People's Democratic Republicສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao) Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao République démocratique populaire lao (French)FlagEmblemMotto: ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ເອກະພາບ ວັດທະນາຖາວອນ (English: "Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity")Anthem: "Pheng Xat Lao" (English: "Lao National Anthem")Location of  Laos  (green) in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Vientiane 17°58′N 102°36′E / 17.967°N 102.600°E / 17.967; 102.600Official languages LaoRecognised languages French[1]Spoken languagesLao Hmong Khmu FrenchEthnic groups (2005[2])53.2%
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Burma
Myanmar
Myanmar
(Burmese: [mjəmà]),[nb 1][8] officially the Republic
Republic
of the Union of Myanmar
Myanmar
and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Myanmar
Myanmar
is bordered by India
India
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to its west, Thailand
Thailand
and Laos
Laos
to its east and China
China
to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
and the Andaman Sea. The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people.[9] As of 2017, the population is about 54 million.[5] Myanmar is 676,578 square kilometres (261,228 square miles) in size
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Northern Thai Language
Northern Thai (Thai: ภาษาถิ่นพายัพ, ภาษาไทยถิ่นเหนือ; RTGS: Phasa Thin Phayap), Lanna (Thai: ล้านนา), or Kam Mueang (Northern Thai: ᨣᩴᩤᨾᩮᩥᩬᨦ [kam˧.mɯːəŋ˧],  ( listen), Thai: คำเมือง  [kʰam˧ mɯːəŋ˧]) is the language of the Northern Thai people
Northern Thai people
of Lanna, Thailand. It is a Tai language that is phonotactically closely related to Lao. Northern Thai has approximately six million speakers, most of whom live in the native Northern Thailand, with a smaller community of approximately several thousand speakers in northwestern Laos. Speakers of this language generally consider the name "Tai Yuan" to be pejorative. They refer to themselves and the language as khon mueang (คนเมือง,  [xon˧ mɯːəŋ˧]), Lanna, or Northern Thai
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Thai Language
Thai,[3] Central Thai,[4] or Siamese,[5] is the national and official language of Thailand
Thailand
and the first language of the Thai people
Thai people
and the vast majority of Thai Chinese. It is a member of the Tai group of the Tai–Kadai language family. Over half of its words are borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon, and Old Khmer
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Thailand
Coordinates: 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3Kingdom of Thailand ราชอาณาจักรไทย (Thai) Ratcha-anachak ThaiFlagEmblemAnthem: Phleng Chat Thai (English: "Thai National Anthem")Royal anthem: Sansoen Phra Barami (English: "Glorify His prestige")Location of  Thailand  (green) in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Bangkok 13°45′N 100°29′E / 13.750°N 100.483°E / 13.750; 100.483Official languages Thai[1]Spoken languagesIsan Kam Mueang Pak TaiEthnic groups (2009;[6] 2011[3]:95–99)Thai  ∟ 34.1% Central Thai  ∟ 24.9% Khon
Khon
Isan[2]  ∟ 9.9% Khon
Khon
Muang  ∟ 7.5% Southern Thai 14% Thai Chinese 12% Others (incl
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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River Mouth
A river mouth is the part of a river where the river flows into another river, a lake, a reservoir, a sea, or an ocean.[citation needed]Contents1 Water motion 2 Landforms 3 Cultural influence 4 See also 5 ReferencesWater motion[edit] The water from a river can enter the receiving body in a variety of different ways.[1] The motion of the river mainly depends on the relative density of the river compared to the receiving water and any ambient motion in the receiving water, such as tides or seiches.[citation needed] If the river water is denser than the surface of the receiving water, the river water will plunge below the surface at the plunge curve
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Shan Hills
The Shan Hills
Shan Hills
(Burmese: ရှမ်းရိုးမ, Thai: ฉานโยมา; Shan Yoma), also known as Shan Highland, is a vast mountainous zone that extends through Yunnan
Yunnan
to Myanmar
Myanmar
and Thailand. The whole region is made up of numerous mountain ranges separated mostly by narrow valleys as well as a few broader intermontane basins. The ranges in the area are aligned in such a way that they link to the foothills of the Himalayas
Himalayas
further to the northwest. The highest point is Loi Leng, at 2,673 m high.[1] Other peaks are 2,565 m Mong Ling Shan,[2] 2,565 m Doi Inthanon
Doi Inthanon
and 2,563 m Loi Pangnao
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Daen Lao Range
The Daen Lao Range
Daen Lao Range
(Thai: ทิวเขาแดนลาว,[1] pronounced [tʰīw kʰǎw dɛ̄ːn lāːw]; Burmese: Loi La) is a mountain range of the Shan Hills
Shan Hills
in eastern Burma
Burma
and northern Thailand. Most of the range is in Shan State, with its northern limit close to the border with China, and runs southwards across the Thai border, at the northern end of Thailand. Geologically in the Daen Lao Range, as in the other southern subranges of the Shan Hills, layers of alluvium are superimposed on hard rock.[2]Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Protected areas3.1 Burma 3.2 Thailand4 Features 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksGeography[edit] The range extends east of the Salween
Salween
until almost reaching the Golden Triangle area, separating the Salween
Salween
watershed from the Mekong watershed
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Chiang Saen District
Chiang Saen (Thai: เชียงแสน, pronounced [t͡ɕʰīa̯ŋ sɛ̌ːn]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand. Chiang Saen is an important entrepôt for Thailand's trade with other countries on the upper part of Mekong River.[1] The Chiang Saen District
Chiang Saen District
is to be the site of the world's tallest flagpole when it is completed in 2017. The pole, to be 189 m tall, the equivalent of a 63-storey building, will take 15 months to complete at a cost of from 250 million baht[2] to two billion baht.[3] The originator of the project, Mr Trin Nilprasert, aims to promote "Thainess" and Thai identity
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