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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Find a good range of accommodations in the area just south of Thanon Baanpa Pragram Road, including budget to mid-price hotels, and pleasant, affordable guesthouses. Head north to the Kok River and, dotted along its banks, you'll find pricier and more exclusive options, with boutique hotels and resorts making the most of their scenic location with attractive grounds and facilities.
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  • Its juz a great experience wit nice view...Mekong river which seperate Thai-Myanmar-Laos...there are also some gift shop to bring home as memories...  more »
  • This one is a must experience place where 3 countries meet over a radius of 200m. Must history in this area good and bad and you can see why. Take a tour or it's an hour or so drive from the city.  more »
  • You must go here when in the area to see the area of the golden triangle. There is lots of history here and of course good photos. You can take boats trips along the river. There are a few local trade...  more »