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Home of the opium trade in times long past

The great Golden Triangle says it all, so many images to photograph with this enormous golden Buddha looking down on the images below, there are numerous stalls where you can buy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The great Golden Triangle says it all, so many images to photograph with this enormous golden Buddha looking down on the images below, there are numerous stalls where you can buy souvenirs and places to take a boat ride along this famous river separating Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma), if in the north of Thailand, this is a must visit

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Siliguri, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A single point from you can see Burma and Laos while standing in Thailand.From point you can see a casino in Burma and land of Laos.Just a few meters away yoy can hire speedboat to cross the river Mekong and visit a local market of Laos.At thsi point you can buy souviniers for friends and family back home.But you must... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited it in July 2015. It is was nice time: a speed boat to Laos, Thai and the 3rd part (over the river). After that, 2 hours on the island. There are small and medium shops, bazaar and small beverages points. Overall very interesting experience if you like east hot drinks with snakes, fake clothes and bags.

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Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Amazing view of Mekong river. China is only 200 miles away up river. Scary to think that China is damning the river up stream. Glad we saw this while there is still a flowing river

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

...First moistens Thai soil..where three nations meet...beneath ur feet...take a look around...get off ur seat...as u never may know...until you dance to that beat...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's worth the stop to take your pictures. But as there's not much to see, it will take only 15 minutes of your time. The view on a clear day is beautiful, you can see the two rivers merge and three countries that surround it. I think the history of this river is also in interesting, and the roll it... More 

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Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Solely a view point to oversee Loas, Myanmar. Nothing much at the view point, but can visit to the House of Opium.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My tour trip fm Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai ws to view the White temple & visiting the Golden Triangle, my long awaited dream come true! I some wht felt a lil cheated as I ws nt informed tht if I were to tk the boat ride, I will nt visit the Golden Buddha whr the signboard states The Golden Triangle fm... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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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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