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Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150 Thailand
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Thailand’s Golden Triangle and Village Life
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Thailand’s Golden Triangle and Village Life

Venture into the notorious Golden Triangle and discover the rich minority cultures that occupy these rolling hills on this door-to-door half-day tour. Visit a mountaintop Hmong settlement, the historic trading town of Chiang Saen, Wat Phra That Phu Khao temple, and Ban Sop Ruak village, and ride a longtail boat to the spot where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand meet. Enjoy insights only locals can provide courtesy of your Thai guide.
$106.54 per adult
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melkeet wrote a review Dec 2020
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions59 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Jill Becker wrote a review Dec 2020
Thailand26 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Julia H wrote a review Jul 2020
Bromley, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
vern d wrote a review Jul 2020
Chiang Saen, Thailand576 contributions31 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: July 2020
Vasikan K wrote a review Jun 2020
Lat Phrao, Thailand136 contributions5 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: June 2020
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