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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Phone Number: 0897018975

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Nice to see the three countries border

One you are there visit the opium museum - not only ground floor but also the second floor with exceptional collection of pipes. There is also a money box in the museum which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Artur D
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One you are there visit the opium museum - not only ground floor but also the second floor with exceptional collection of pipes. There is also a money box in the museum which accepts 10 baht coins (for tribal children education) and moves the hand carved "Village life installation". Put the coin inside and watch carefully the moving scenes :-)

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Yerres, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go there from Mae Sai in the afternoon, you won't be able to come back; It's a long time to go there, compared with the fact that you stay only 5 minutes there... There's only a board "golden triangle', and souvenirs shops. If you go there, stop 1.5 kms before, and visit the Hall of opium.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area this is a must do visit. There is a beautiful temple and of course the beautiful Budda overlooking the 3 countries. A must do photo op.

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Magenta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip to the actual centre of the Golden Triangle, some years back a major opium growing area. Has lots of hill tribe villages although that requires separate day trips or stay overs. Our day included a trip in a long tail boat to the middle of where the rivers meet and effectively the actual centre of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

on the one hand the Mekong river is really impressive, flowing fast and full, worth getting on the touristy boat to cross to Laos. the market in Laos is a low point. a real tourist trap that does not make you want to spend anything on the cheap merchandise. We enjoyed seeing the three countries meet, and you pay the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of t-shirts and trinkets at reasonable prices. Took the boat trip up river but did not get within 3/4 of a mile of Myanmar. Did land at a Special Economic zone in Laos. Stop good for 40+ minutes. No passport required. I recommend the Lao Gold Beer. Very good beer.

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Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

It was nice to see the different countries come together yet it was very touristic and the view wasn't particularly beautiful. There are more beautiful/awesome things to see/do in Chiang Rai.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Yes, this is one of those interesting spots where three countries meet but there really isn't much to see besides that. Recent construction around the area also makes this not a very peaceful spot. Development on the Laos side and overpriced tourist souvenir stalls just take away from what it used to be. On the other hand, you can purchase... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

During a week's visit to northern Thailnd we also visited the Golden Triangle out of curiousity. Would we find drugs or what? No drugs or any other historical autrosities were found. We found a peaceful place with sights of Thailand, Laos and Burma with China lurking around the corner. Not to forget the good possibilities of shopping at favourable prices"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

A lot of change since I was last here ... Worth seeing for the special place it is however also a bit of a tourist trap now. Clear also to see the commercialisation of Laos with a huge casino just over the river ... Another one of those once and done visits

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