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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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| Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is triangle where three countries meet.From Thailand side infrastructure is much more developed.Travel companies organise tours where they you via cars & boat rides to give flavour of life in these border points. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mehmoodmewat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walk into any travel shop in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai and full day trips to the Golden Triangle are front and center, usually including three or four “attractions” to sweeten the deal. I thought it would be kind of cool to be at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Saul_True
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an interesting day exploring the streets of Myanmar. We took a boat over to Laos, but only to a shopping area. Good prices, but it was not a representation of the country.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat trip on Mae Kong river is okay. You can see a golden buddha and stop at the Laos side of the river. There you have a market, a KFC (!) and that's it. We booked a tour at a tourist office to go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bernhards_1988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the river cruise up the Mekong to the Myanmar juncture then down to the market on the Laos side, just to say you have been there. The Laos market is very commercial but fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gerleg12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a viewpoint on top of a hill (we got driven up there) with cool views of Laos and Cambodia separated by the Mekong river. There are visible casinos with boats used to transport people to the casino. We didn't take a boat ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank worldtravelingyogi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is a perfect place to see that people are separated by rivers, mountains and man mdae lines. Having a bird's eye view of Laos , Myanmar's and Thailand lanscape its evudent that human race should not be separated by language, culture, food etc.....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jorely
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Golden Triangle is a wonderful historic area to visit in Thailand. We arrived by boat and that really added to the fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cubfaninco
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see the three countries that way. We did a small boat trip which was pleasant too. Not too far from Chiang Rai

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keppebolletje
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm not knocking the location, or its geographical and historical importance, or the views of the river, but the Golden Triangle "Park" is just a package tour commercialised opportunity for a selfie with one of the myriad of signboards set up for this very purpose....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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dawn3332
December 16, 2018|
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Response from nooyoke | Reviewed this property |
For my experience, you can have you passport with you. No need to leave it with the border officer.😊
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austarv
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Redtaffy12 | Reviewed this property |
Its about a 1000 Baht per person and you need your passport if you want to get off . its cheaper if you join with others . the length of time depends on the boat your on
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yokechengfong
July 16, 2018|
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Response from EarlRay60 | Reviewed this property |
I agree and confirm with the comments made by previous contributors.
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