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Address: Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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+66 53 713 918
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This was originally the opium-growing region of northern Thailand, eastern...

This was originally the opium-growing region of northern Thailand, eastern Burma and western Laos, but is now mainly a tourist attraction.

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Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Tour from Chiang Mai

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Interesting place to visit and just walk around...about an hour northeast of Chiangrai and very easy to drive to.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit and just walk around...about an hour northeast of Chiangrai and very easy to drive to.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this tour after reading some reviews. Nothing much to see. We were taken on short boat ride to the other side of the border Laos. No immigration or customs check. Your passports are taken by the tour guide and returned after the tour. At Laos we were taken to the market where you can buy Laos and Myanmar... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This can totally be skipped and the time can be used at the Longneck tribe or the White Temple. We were on a tour and this part could have been totally skipped for more time at the better stops.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a private tour with a driver from the hotel in Chiang Rai. Visited a few temples along the way. Also the opium museum is very interesting. We took a boat ride on the Mekong River and went to the market in Laos. They keep your passport during the boat ride which worried me somewhat. I suppose the reason is... More 

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Thank Herman K
Brussels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place itself it is nothing in particular, anyway there is the points where three countries meet and in the past there was a traffic of drug. Now you can cross the Mekong and go to Laos (no visa required, but they keep your passport and they give back to you at the end on the mini cruise).

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Separated by the Mekong River, are the 3 countries, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. You can take a boat ride to Laos from here.

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1 Thank AlanChua33
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is, esthetically speaking, quite ugly. You can see a "golden" Buda statue, and Mekong river. In front, you'll see a piece of land (Myanmar), and on the other side of the river is Laos. If you are a big fan of borders, that's the place to be, otherwise, the trip from Chiang Mai doesn't worth the trouble.

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Thank Catalin B
Colne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it. Awesome place and views. Went to several shops and markets too near the Myanmar border. The view is breath taking

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Thank StevenG1966
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Golden Triangle was well worth the four hour drive from Chiang Mai. To stand on top of the hill overlooking the mighty Mekong is unlike anything I've ever experienced. It is very surreal to stand there and see Burma and Laos. The mountainous back drop is even better. If you get the chance pay the money to take a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

We went with Tour East (full day tour to Golden Triangle and Chiang Rai) I found the history about opium really interesting. How it used to be drug dealer's district (probably still is). We were suggested to visit Laos (500 baht, including boat rides and immigration fee). The trip itself was fun but the market in Laos was absolutely rubbish... More 

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