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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Ranked #16 of 28 attractions in Chiang Rai
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Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
37 helpful votes 37 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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Miri, Malaysia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

1st trip to Chiang Rai. Stayed 3D/2N with family of 4. Decided to tour White Temple(Wat Rong Khun), visit long neck Karen Hilltribe, Sop Ruak and Hall of Opium (different from Opium Museum) for whole day. Prearranged with local tour guide, Mr Tony who speaks good English, friendly and knowledgeable before our arrival to CR. As the norm in Thailand,... More

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Singapore
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140 reviews 140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Our trip supposely did not visit as it stated here as an optional boat trip but since in the group and whole group of people is going, I kind of, fine since I am here just take a look of it, unless you want to do your own shopping or sick down for a coffee or visiting the wat there.... More

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Moscow, Russia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This place is worth a visit only if you need it for an "I've been there" checkmark. It was interesting to see Mekong river that is so well known from all the Vietnam war movies, but the river is long and can be seen elsewhere. The boat trip to Laos market is a waste of time. You don't see anything... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Very good vantage point to see the Golden Triangle. We did not have enough time to visit the Wat or climb the dragon steps to the temple.

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