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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 89 701 8975
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Wanna be attraction

Great viewing point to see both Laos and Myanmar. However, all the glittzy clutter that has sprung... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrsBsTravels
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Hastings, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice place to see the river

We passed Sop Ruak on a scootertrip through the golden triangle area. It is a nice place to do a... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
rob30berg2015
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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average31%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“mekong river” (45 reviews)
“opium museum” (40 reviews)
“golden triangle” (97 reviews)
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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+66 89 701 8975
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great viewing point to see both Laos and Myanmar. However, all the glittzy clutter that has sprung up around for tourists is disappointing. Less is more!

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We passed Sop Ruak on a scootertrip through the golden triangle area. It is a nice place to do a boat tour and see the river.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

We visited here as part of our private tour with Chai Machete Tours. Luckily there wasn't too much mist so we had a good look at where the three countries, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. You could in fact get a boat across to Laos,...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Very attractive places to be visited,,, You can take a road and water ride,,, taste Thai exotic foods and drinks,,,

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

The ‘Golden Triangle’ always had a sense of risk and mystery for us. On our visit it has lost a lot of the mystique and is now more of a tourist spot which lacks local history. It is great to return to the point where...More

1  Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

do visit the tourist areas, walk under the elephants for good luck. If it is clear take lots of photos. THEN head into the old city areas. What you will see are large mounds of earth that go o for miles, theses mounds are about...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I don't know what I expected here but it's just a viewing spot with views of a muddy river. Rated excellent because there's nothing wrong with the place; just manage your expectations.

Thank Aiman40
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Sop Ruak (สบรวก) is in the Famed Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet the small village of Sop Ruak,is about 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Chiang Saen where the Ruak and Mekhong Rivers meet. Sop Ruak is little more than a tourist spot...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Nice views of the Mekong, colourful history , some good sesame oil and natural food stores and a reasonable museum makes this a good detour in Chiang Rai. I would not spend too much time here

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Basically a commercial exploit to get you to buy overpriced souvenirs, there are better views like Pu Chee Far

Thank Ning G
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Lizamo
May 14, 2015|
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Response from Kaja_000 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We took Golden triangle day tour which began in Chiang May and finished in Chiang Rai. So, one option is to take a day tour from Chiang Rai. In Soap Ruaki port there are many boats waiting for tourists. You can join... More
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Europelink
December 27, 2014|
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Response from stephankn | Reviewed this property |
I think you have selected the wrong place for your question. Or Tripadvisor messed it up. This place, the Golden Triangle is in Northern Thailand. There is mobile roaming provided. Local mobile providers are DTAC, AIS... More
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