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. Using our world travel planner, Chiang Rai attractions like Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Strategic and historic place. The view is nice on the 3 countries. A lot of small shops to tourists. Climb on the Hill for a bird's-eye view. Interest-free boat trip if you take the slow boat to Luang Prabang. Allow between 5: 00 with transportation, visit the Hall of Opium and not the much smaller Opium Museum. A must-see without really being
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  • We started from Chang Rai by renting a private taxi to visit in a single day several attractions including the famous Golden Triangle where, after many kilometers and a long way you reach a high enough position, in a terrace with a view to admire the three lands separated by the river. If you're lucky like us, with few tourists, you'll be able to appreciate its beauty and enjoy the scenery without having to quickly give way to other people. Unfortunately, like so many other sights, tourist speculation he is King, the entire belvedere is surrounded by an infinite sequence of stalls where you can find the usual "typical" craft and culinary delights of the place.
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  • The Golden Triangle, a popular site of mainly Asian tourists. The interesting thing about the site is to see the three countries ' meeting point, otherwise an ordinary tourist attraction. Photography is the main göromålet in this place, for all nationalities.
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