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Golden Triangle

| Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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This was originally the opium-growing region of northern India Thailand, eastern Burma and western Laos, but is now mainly a tourist attraction.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“the river” (84 reviews)
“boat trip” (38 reviews)
“chiang rai” (77 reviews)
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| Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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"the river"
in 84 reviews
"boat trip"
in 38 reviews
"chiang rai"
in 77 reviews
"opium museum"
in 45 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 15 reviews
"mighty mekong"
in 8 reviews
"no man's land"
in 7 reviews
"myanmar border"
in 10 reviews
"local market"
in 9 reviews
"short trip"
in 5 reviews
"small village"
in 5 reviews
"giant buddha"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"private tour"
in 10 reviews
"interesting place"
in 10 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 8 reviews
"sop ruak"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You're on Thai soil and look over to your right across the Mekong River and it's Laos and look further north and it's Myanmar. A boat ride across the Mekong River brings you to the economic zone of Laos, a double land locked country. So...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was basically a place where there’s an old monument... but really nothing else, except some shopping and very nice coconut ice cream!

Thank V_Legris28
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to visit once but not more than an hour spending there. Mekong’s wide beauty shows three countries’ land tips at one place. Nice place to have a lunch & drink pure coconut water. Driving to golden triangle through chiang rai’s villages was...More

Thank Aravindhnaga
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to do here apart from look at the rivers joining & the mountains of Myanmar & Laos. The opium museum is very educational. You can’t miss the big Buddha by the river ... & don’t overlook Wat Prather Pukhao, it’s not such a difficult...More

Thank Jon-Irene
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oddly enough, I walked right past the signature Golden Triangle that everyone takes a photo of to say they were there. It’s a little dirty and full of tourists Can go to Laos without your passport by boat But you don’t get to go to...More

Thank TheTravelTailor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from Chiang Rai what a terrific view of the 3 country’s Thailand, Laos, Myanmar definitely picture worthy , bring your passports if you want to go on boat ride to Laos nice places for drink or something too eat

Thank Redtaffy12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a neat place to visit. Surprising how much stuff is there to do. The boat ride to Laos is a must. Lots of good places to eat and it did not "feel" like a tourist trap. If in Chiang Rai, just go a...More

Thank Don V
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This was a nice destination to get out and learn about the history of these three countries that meet at one point. Really enjoyed myself

Thank Rip G
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We drove here by car from Chiang Rai - approx 2 hrs easy drive. The town is very busy and of course we were here at Songkram so even busier. Lovely view of all three countries from up at the viewpoint near the budda. Worth...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

One of the places to see when you are in Chiang Rai - in fact many coaches come from Chiang Mai. We came here as part of our private tour with Chai Machete Tours. We seemed to avoid most of the crowds by coming relatively...More

2  Thank kathryndob
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yokechengfong
16 July 2018|
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Response from yousafzai67 | Reviewed this property |
Golden triangle is in Thailand, if you have Thai Visa you can go there. If you mean you wanna take boat trip to Laos. You don’t need visa for Laos. You show your passport and pay a small fee to officers/staff at golden... More
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Stephen109
21 June 2016|
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Response from tosorogc | Reviewed this property |
have been here a few times its amazing, take a boat ride to Laos, climb the hill behind the hall of opium at the top not only is there brilliant views but a very very very old temple its quite unique
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