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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Great to see if in the area

This site overlooks the border of the 3 countries (Thailand, Burma and Laos) and also is a route by boat to China which is further up river. Do visit if in the area. There is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saint Sampson, United Kingdom
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Saint Sampson, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site overlooks the border of the 3 countries (Thailand, Burma and Laos) and also is a route by boat to China which is further up river. Do visit if in the area. There is a small temple there as well.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to visit the Lao island, passports were kept by Thailand immigration, but returned back after you returned to Thailand. There were also casinos in Burma and Lao, but we were not allowed to get on the islands except that Lao island. That island was the small village with shops only, nothing special.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A sureal place knowing the history of this area. There are some very good things that have happened in the area and some very bad. From a Historiacal point of view it really is a can't miss. Going to Laos to have a look was sad.

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alloa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place that is maybe just now starting to recover from the drug culture that it once was. lovely scenery all around the mekong looks quite majestic. Took a trip over the river to laos.ticked a box as I have never been there.just the usual tourist stuff being sold

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a marking of natural river border between three SEA countries, but nothing spectacular if you have seen a) river, b) any view point of a countryside. There are stalls on the Thai side but again, what they offer is nothing great. There is a temple up the stairs worth going to but you can walk around in 10mins.... More 

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Letchworth ,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fascinating to finally get to see the Golden Triangle .Our guide explained why it is called that and he explained the history of the area .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many things to purchase and a big range of foods to eat. However nothing new if you've been to other places in Thailand. Make sure to visit the statues, the golden triangle viewpoint and the temple if you have time enough!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see the 3 countries from the lookout point on a hill accessible by car. The drug traffickers used to trade on the river since the border belongs to the 3 countries, but not anymore. Casinos sprung up nearby to earn tourists money.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will be able to have a good view of Mekong River where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Boat trips are available if time allows. There is a small museum, House of Opium where you will get to learn production and trade of opium as well as history.

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NSW, Aus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had heard not many good things about the Golden Triangle trips so didn't know if we should bother but as we had our own car we thought why not and were glad we did! We had our 10year old son and being from Australia he was amazed to think of 3 countries being so close. He especially found the... More 

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