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Golden Triangle

Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
+66 53 713 918
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This was originally the opium-growing region of northern Thailand, eastern Burma and western Laos, but is now mainly a tourist attraction.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
+66 53 713 918
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Golden triangle is where the borders of 3 countries meet (laos, myanmar, and thailand) The view of a buddha statue from the opposite side was wonderful. The boat riding was good too.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 5 days ago

very very impressive view and glance - best during boat trip on river and when sunshine refkects golden statue far away und you come bear and near. also walking around quite nice - and good paoramic view to neighbour countries Laos and Myanmar/Burma just take...More

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can be a cultural shock for many westerners, but the beauty of this three cultures separate just for a river in the heart of the jungle can be a most to do trip, you can have a ride from Chaing Rai to the bother with...More

Thank Gigihagi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...from the river to the elephants. The only gold is the giant Buddha or the money you will spend if you stay at the world high priced 4 Seasons or the "3.9 Seasons" a/k/a Anatara Hotel. Birds are the only beings with friendly borders. You...More

Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went across to Laos via boat, was not a lot to see. However, very beautiful, large Buddha monument.

Thank Vikash V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't disappointed when I finally arrived at the Golden Triangle. It has such an interesti g history and when I arrived there weren't many tourist so I could wander around leisurely. There is also a ferry linking thailand with lao for those who want...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see place in Thailand. The history of the Vietnam war and how the opium trade affected it was all new to me. Across the street from the principal temple where you can see Cambodia and Laos is a museum that I...More

Thank truthintravel1953
Reviewed June 29, 2017

If you know history this is not a nice place lots of very bad things happened here but to see how things have turned around and the drugs have gone is a testament to the Thailand government and how they have rid the drugs. Its...More

Thank Michael d
Reviewed June 28, 2017

What a locale! Truly unique geography - Thailand, Myanmar and Laos - a hop, skip and a jump away! Recommend to any and all.

Thank 渚音 原
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Was hesitating whether to visit after mixed reviews here. Glad I did. Hired a car for a day trip from Chiang Rai visited Hall of Opium, Mae Sai and Tachileik. The view of the Mekong river was impressive - 3 countries within a reach. Took...More

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June 21, 2016|
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Response from tosorogc | Reviewed this property |
have been here a few times its amazing, take a boat ride to Laos, climb the hill behind the hall of opium at the top not only is there brilliant views but a very very very old temple its quite unique
February 12, 2015|
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Response from RAVI K | Reviewed this property |
You can leave Chiangmai before 7 am, stop by at the hot springs,have lunch on reaching the golden triangle and then take the boat to Laos. You can be back in Chiangmai by 9pm. This is possible only if you have your own... More