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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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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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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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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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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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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Rai Province  >  Chiang Rai

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