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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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Only go if you are passing by

Everyone's probably heard here and there about the Golden Triangle. It depends on your expectations, but for me it was nothing too special - would have saved a lot of time just... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

here you will get fabulous views of the Golden triangle, Thailand, Laos and Burma. Take a longboat down the Mekong where you can visit any of these fabulous countries. This is where you will catch your boat to finish your journey to the Four Seasons Luxury tented camp elephant sanctuary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many highlights of the trip to the North but this ranks up near the top of the marvels for me. The term applies to the opium growing region covering northern Thailand, eastern Burma and western Laos. For me just seeing all threes countries together.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone's probably heard here and there about the Golden Triangle. It depends on your expectations, but for me it was nothing too special - would have saved a lot of time just checking out some pictures on the internet since the most interesting part of the Golden Triangle is the history about it (which everyone can wiki). It is definitely... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from across the rivers is peaceful and probably little changed since the 'bad old days', apart from the Chinese have built a massive casino on the Laos shoreline.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is just a view point popular with tourists. Take your pictures and move on. More worthy places to visit rather than being hassled by vendors trying to flog you their goods.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Golden triangle is interesting but you need to spend a few hours here at least to appreciate it, first you have to get through all the stalls that sell the same items, go up the hill to the temples for better viewing, go through the museum to take in the history of the surrounding countries then maybe take a cheap... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very remote site although it is one of the sites which you would have to visit once in your life.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of stands selling tourist souvenirs with little to do and see. There is a big gold Buddha but you can see them all over Thailand. Yes, you can see Laos across the river and Burma as well and in the distance, China. Besides checking off the list a place that you can say that you have seen, I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good photo ops. Otherwise not much else. Best part in the area is the Hall of Opium 2 km away. That was very much worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The famous Mekong-river makes a bend nearby the village Sop Ruak and its exactly there that the borders of 3 countries meet eachother (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos). In Sop Ruak you will find along the road a very interesting viewpoint ((a MUST STOP) where you have a splendid view: the large Mekong-river with his bend, a small river coming from... More 

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