Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

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View three countries from one spot at Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle, historically known for its opium production but now serving as a major Thailand tourist attraction. The vantage point affords superb views over Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand. Get a better sense of the significance of the area at the extensive opium museum (complete with a small plantation), which educates visitors on the production, effects, and eradication of the drug. Take a boat ride to the Laos-owned island of Don Sao, which does not require a visa, and browse the souvenir shops in the area. Make Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle part of your personalized Chiang Rai itinerary using our Chiang Rai vacation planner.
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  • A mythical place or to meet 2 rivers over 3 countries with there not so long... so controlled border with still a few viewpoints to stop smugglers of the famous golden triangle...
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  • Very touristy and not much of real interest. Only do visit for the sake of ticking the box of having visited a historically significant location. We spent less than 10mins there.  more »
  • There is a lot of hype about the Golden Triangle but in theory it is no more than a junction point where three countries meet. The town offers little apart from the traditional souvenir shops and some...  more »