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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Golden Triangle ...

Not certain whether there are more triangles in this world - we have been to the Bermuda triangle, we have gone to the tripoint Switzerland / France / Germany and now the Golden... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Not certain whether there are more triangles in this world - we have been to the Bermuda triangle, we have gone to the tripoint Switzerland / France / Germany and now the Golden Triangle ... Interesting point in connection with the access to Laos / Myanmar as well as the opium in the past.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Actually there is anything to see. Large broad Mekong. Some of the stalls. Just the knowledge that you are in a place the meeting place for Thailand, Laos and Burma. You can ride a boat in the middle of the river and the opposite bank at the Golden Triangles, the Lao People's SEZs, where the market is. The Golden Triangle... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I think that it is safe to say that such a view can not be experienced anywhere else in the world. Standing in Thailand overlooking the Mekong river you see the Countries of Myanmar and Laos, a great place for photos which so many large statues along the river bank, there are many souvenir shops as you would imagine, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We hired a car (taxi) from Chiang Rai which was an hour away. We were there on 1st May which was a holiday for "May Day" and busier than normal. It is all a bit touristy and the boat ride will take you to Donesao an island but technically in Laos for which you have to pay 30 Bhart for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We spent 800 baht for a private boat of 4 to sail around the river for around 15 minutes and spent another 30 minutes on Donsao Island, Laos. We were offered 500 baht by another operator near the golden buddha. We took the one near the immigration office, about 5 minute walk from the golden buddha along the coast. The... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We went near the end of the afternoon, after most of the tourists had been through for the day. So, it was really nice to be there as the sun was setting and things were fairly calm. It's a fantastic view of the three countries and where the rivers meet. I'd recommend going earlier to cross the borders, and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Golden Triangle - the meeting point of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos is a great opportunity to see history first hand. The small town has a very small museum called the Hall of Opium ( not very crowded), several beautiful religious structures, a number of restaurants and several boats that will give you a tour of the Mekong River.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to the Golden Triangle on a days private tour, it's amaz ing to see 3 countries from one spot, if you have time do the taxi boat over to Laos, there is a market as you get off the boat set up for tourists but worth a visit,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

a "must visit" place in chiang rai especially visit to the opium museum. will get to know the most famous drug lord in history-khun sa. also realised that poppy plants were originated from Europe.

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Kerrobert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our hotel booked a tour that included the Golden Triangle and it is a must. Our favourite part was the Hall of opium and it was empty. We actually did not have enough time there because it was closing. We had a guided tour with the driver and he was extremely knowledgable about the entire area and surroundings .

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