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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #17 of 29 Attractions in Chiang Rai
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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A strategic view to see the intercession the three countries : Thailand, Myanmar and Laos!, since this is where the Mekong meets the Ruak River.

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Jerusalem
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The meeting point of three countries, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Actually a quite normal piece of nature where two rivers become one, and a few golden buildings on the opposite river bank in Laos. It was on our itinerary recommended by the agent in Bangkok, and really it was quite disappointing, a few restaurants with the same food as elsewhere... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Unfortunately we didn't bring our passport to get a stamp from Laos and Myanmar, but we took pictures at the sign. When you're in the north of Thailand this is a must see tourist attraction. We went by motorcycle (>70 km from Chang Rai), this is a nice experience. We love the view on the way, with the rice fields... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a place with a lot of history and understanding that is the key to appreciating this place. I really suggest people read up on it before calling it boring. The surrounding scenery is amazingly beautiful, it's a weird feeling to be looking at 3 such diverse country's in one location. We rode a moto from Chiang Rai to... More

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Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Not even a poppy flower in sight. But hey, it is a tourist spot. It's a good place to pass by. Tourists for sure. Lots of tour buses and a lot of urm... photographers. The view is so-so. It's nice to know how close the countries are and how they share the same river. But do note that apart from... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visiting the actual triange on the Mekong River doesn't sound very exciting but it is of great interest given the history of the area. And to see what the Chinese are doing across the border in Laos is almost criminal. You must visit The Opium Museum - you will be gob-smacked at the level of detail and the extensive layout... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The 'golden triangle' is exactly that: a triangular plaquette with the names of three countries on it. From the Thai side you have great views on the countries in the other sides of the river, and there's a big golden buddha on a boat with rails going into his belly for you to feed him coins. There's the inevitable souvenirs... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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130 reviews 130 reviews
89 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Many story can be found at Golden Triangle. You can take a boat trip (1hr) to explore around Golden Triangle which is Burma, Lao and Thai. Boat trip cost THB 200-600 per person and definitely worth it since you travel a Chiangrai. Many shop and souvenir can easily found around Golden Triangle. The temple and big Buddha statue and great... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

An interesting place to visit, but not much time needs to be spent there. Good view of the three countries - Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

this was originally one city and the British divided it. The Wat is beautiful and so is the view. Wander through the shuk --it's really interesting. You can cross over to Burma for awhile if you want. interesting history, people watching and shopping

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