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the golden triangle village (aka Sob Ruak) is not a big place and is crammed with tourists; the chinese are there in great numbers;
i eat in that village about twice per week at a thai thai restaurant, not a tourist thai restaurant;
We bought on Tripadvisor a custom trip of Thailand from a local dealer. They carried us to the visit of the Golden Triangle, a border full of interesting stories told us from our private guide. A juicy trip, indeed.
The Golden Triangle is the little island in the Mekong river that doesn't belong to Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, and where in past times the opium was traded. To just visit the village/quays on the Thailand side is not so interesting. The big Buddha is...More
The idea of visiting 3 countries and going on a long-boat all sound interesting but it is very overrated for these tours. The Myanmar part of the trip is probably the most interesting but is really a tour of the markets just over the border....More
We went by local bus to Chiang Sean then by tuk tuk to Sop Ruak. Really cheap but took two hours each way. Area was very touristy and resembled a small theme park with a large Buddha and life size elephant figures. Not impressed but...More
We can tell everybody that we have visited this place. If that’s important for you just do it. Otherwise you are missing nothing by skipping it on your to do list. There are so many other options available where you can spend your time much...More
This area has been contested by Thai, Burmese, Laotian and Khmer armies for centuries. The cities and forts have been all but taken over by the jungle.
In recent decades it was the opium center of the world, but that has ended.
Visit for the...More
Took the boat ride across to Laos and saw the casino on the way there. If you have nothing better to do, then you can waste some time on this short journey. But I would not recommend it. Nothing to see or experience.
A good place to take a break whilst travelling through. There are a couple of temples / shrines to look at and some nice views across the river. Lots of market like stalls along the road, bargains can be had especially if sellers are having...More
Hi, if you want to go to the beach area for holidays, it may be advisable to stay in your resort/hotel and always bring a big umbrella or be prepared to wait it out for the heavy rains to stop before you go out and enjoy... More
Hi, if you want to go to the beach area for holidays, it may be advisable to stay in your resort/hotel and always bring a big umbrella or be prepared to wait it out for the heavy rains to stop before you go out and enjoy again. I have gone during June before and if you are the type that can stop and wait for the rains to stop, you can go there for holiday. During this season, hotels are not that expensive.