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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 89 701 8975
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Nice place to see the river

We passed Sop Ruak on a scootertrip through the golden triangle area. It is a nice place to do a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rob30berg2015
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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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Interesting visit - hope for a good day to see all three countries

We visited here as part of our private tour with Chai Machete Tours. Luckily there wasn't too much... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
kathryndob
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“mekong river” (46 reviews)
“opium museum” (41 reviews)
“golden triangle” (98 reviews)
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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+66 89 701 8975
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We passed Sop Ruak on a scootertrip through the golden triangle area. It is a nice place to do a boat tour and see the river.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We visited here as part of our private tour with Chai Machete Tours. Luckily there wasn't too much mist so we had a good look at where the three countries, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. You could in fact get a boat across to Laos,...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Very attractive places to be visited,,, You can take a road and water ride,,, taste Thai exotic foods and drinks,,,

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

The ‘Golden Triangle’ always had a sense of risk and mystery for us. On our visit it has lost a lot of the mystique and is now more of a tourist spot which lacks local history. It is great to return to the point where...More

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

do visit the tourist areas, walk under the elephants for good luck. If it is clear take lots of photos. THEN head into the old city areas. What you will see are large mounds of earth that go o for miles, theses mounds are about...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I don't know what I expected here but it's just a viewing spot with views of a muddy river. Rated excellent because there's nothing wrong with the place; just manage your expectations.

Thank Aiman40
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Sop Ruak (สบรวก) is in the Famed Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet the small village of Sop Ruak,is about 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Chiang Saen where the Ruak and Mekhong Rivers meet. Sop Ruak is little more than a tourist spot...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nice views of the Mekong, colourful history , some good sesame oil and natural food stores and a reasonable museum makes this a good detour in Chiang Rai. I would not spend too much time here

Thank Gurukohli
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Basically a commercial exploit to get you to buy overpriced souvenirs, there are better views like Pu Chee Far

Thank Ning G
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Long tail boat ride to Don Sao Village at Laos was THB800. Nothing much there except knock off products, ciggarettes, liquors, snake/scorpion drinks/medicine, sunglasses etc. Repetitive products all along. Very dirty toilets with bad odor. Do drop by "Hall of opium" if you are in...More

Thank HH555T
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Lizamo
14 May 2015|
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Response from Kaja_000 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We took Golden triangle day tour which began in Chiang May and finished in Chiang Rai. So, one option is to take a day tour from Chiang Rai. In Soap Ruaki port there are many boats waiting for tourists. You can join... More
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27 December 2014|
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Response from stephankn | Reviewed this property |
I think you have selected the wrong place for your question. Or Tripadvisor messed it up. This place, the Golden Triangle is in Northern Thailand. There is mobile roaming provided. Local mobile providers are DTAC, AIS... More
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