Golden Triangle
Golden Triangle
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This was originally the opium-growing region of northern India Thailand, eastern Burma and western Laos, but is now mainly a tourist attraction.
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Dries P.
Brussels, Belgium5 contributions
If you are around, just stop there, the view is amazing. This said, 30 min is enough unless you add a little boat trip. But do yourself a favour and than drive further to Chiang Sean. Little mobile restaurants are set up with low tables alongside t,he Mekong river. A lot of locals eat here which is always a good sign. Just enjoy the food and the amazing view
Written August 23, 2022
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TonyB
Helsinki, Finland33 contributions
Friends
Was really amazed by this place and it is surely a must visit if you are in Chiang Rai. There is a road that leads to an old temple where you can take the best photo of the triangle
Written January 20, 2022
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Reslimpan
Rayong, Thailand2,834 contributions
Couples
Decided to do a leisurely drive to the Golden triangle area. Very nice to see the mighty Mekong River and the intersection of three countries. The casinos across the river/border are an eyesore. Very nice Buddha temple and a road side market selling tea and normal tourist stuff.
Written January 2, 2022
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Chaicharn D
Bangkok, Thailand1,126 contributions
Couples
This is the connecting points of Thailand, Burma and Laos. The view is superb. You can see 3 country in one point. In this area, you can take a boat trip to Myanmar and Lao. There is a big Buddha in that area too.
Written February 8, 2021
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
We reached this area on a taxi tour to the golden triangle and the old temples in Chiang Saen. The Golden Triangle area is located in Chiang Rai Province of northern Thailand and is a border town. There is a triangle shape formed, at the meeting of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Locally this area is known as Sop Ruak, derived from the meeting of the Mekong with the Ruak River. This area has been known historically for the growth and trading of opium. Over the years, due to its location where 3 nations have its border within a single sight, it have become famous as a tourist destination for more reasons than one. We spent about half an hour at the site to look around and capture some photographs.
Written December 29, 2020
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Jill Becker
Thailand41 contributions
We took a tour from the 4 Seasons and the sights were amazing. We could see Laos, Myan Mar and Thailand from there but the long tail excursion with the guide was way more informative.
Written December 17, 2020
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Julia H
Bromley, UK14 contributions
The history and significance of this place was wonderful. The borders were already closed so we could not go into Laos but were still able to journey up the Mekong River and wave at the people!! (proper tourists). The history of the opium trade in that area and the old sites are amazing. Completely worth a visit.
Written July 26, 2020
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vern d
Chiang Saen, Thailand647 contributions
from a local; firstly, chiang saen is both a district and a city; the reference here is to the district; the village name where the three countries come together is sob ruak; the village is not particularly big; the places to spend time are the riverside at the buddha boat and the templ on the inland side of the river road; while the temple main structure is roadside, the real place to visit is on the top of that hill;
amid pandemic there are no chinese so this is the time to visit;
when the chinese do come it gets a little people-dense at times; lots of big tourist buses;
most of the restaurants in this whole area are tourist thai, not (real) thai thai; good pizza;
if you have transportation or can arrange it, smart money lodging stays in the city of chiang saen, 8 km downstream
Written July 5, 2020
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Vasikan K
Lat Phrao, Thailand136 contributions
Family
Clean areas, nice and cozy there are so many shop and restaurants. Unfortunately we were there on the day just unlocked the city but they not allowed to take a boat trip from Chiang Saen to Chiang Khong
Written June 24, 2020
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ArenJo
Saint Cloud, FL816 contributions
It was pretty cool to see the island where Opium gets traded as it doesn't belong to any country. Then it was cool stopping over in Laos for an hour at the market. The Chinese are building a casino over there as well that I'm sure eventually tourists will be taken to.
Written June 6, 2020
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