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This was part of the opium-growing region of northern Thailand, eastern Burma and western Laos.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average46%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“mekong river” (5 reviews)
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are of muddy river and there is not much to see in the town. We did not do the trip to Laos, but took many photos. It is worth seeing the three countries, if it suits you. My husband wanted to see it,...More

Thank 55lovetravel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For travellers like us that live in a country with no borders it was quite cool to see three countries. We drove from Chiang Rai to the triangle, didn’t waste money on the boat trip as it appears this has become quite commercialised. Took a...More

Thank Kiwisflythecoop
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Buddha Statue at the is extremely majestic as against the Mekong River. Don't forget to take a boat ride on the River, it is worth it - to see the borders of Myanmar and Laos.

Thank zitin05
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Came here on a tour, take a river tour to see Laos (get out and see more shops) and Myanmar (wave at the trees). Not worth the drive

Thank michaelmesa
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

It started with a temple and breathtaking views of Laos and Myanmar.Every year developing,now elephants,Chinese Buddhas,a boat,drums and bells.Still has Hilltribe children,willing to act as cultural models in the photos for 20 baht. Souvenir shopping on the other side of the street.Good icecream. The development...More

Thank WileyCoyote2
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

If you’re nearby then I recommend visiting the Golden Triangle. It’s neat to see the spot where the 3 countries meet. Myanmar is noticeably underdeveloped while Laos is going through some major development projects along the river. I suspect Chinese money is involved. The Don...More

Thank Harmonize
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We visited the Golden Triangle as part of a longer day trip out from Chiang Mai. Overall the experience was very poor. Admittedly there was a lot of history here and the most interesting part was standing on the Thai side high across the Mekong...More

Thank jamesmatthewr
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

The boat ride to Laos wasn't included in my tour so I paid 300Thb for the 1.5hr tour. We boarded a boat, leaving the market in the golden triangle and then headed to Donsao Island In Laos. We paid a small entrance fee of 30Thb...More

Thank TryppAdams
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Heard so many things about Golden Triangle and I have had the opportunity to witness it myself. Heard many horror stories where people are being killed when drug deals turned awry. It is an eye opener and they boat ride to 3 countries (Laos, Thailand...More

Thank Danny T
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Used to be a fantastic boat trip over to Laos where visited a small village and marketing opportunity for the locals. Now the Chinese have ripped down the village and replaced it with a shopping centre. No fun whatsoever, you could be anywhere in the...More

3  Thank Thai-mc-tours
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