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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  • It is a marking of natural river border between three SEA countries, but nothing spectacular if you have seen a) river, b) any view point of a countryside. There are stalls on the Thai side but again,...  more »
  • It was fascinating to finally get to see the Golden Triangle .Our guide explained why it is called that and he explained the history of the area . 
  • Many things to purchase and a big range of foods to eat. However nothing new if you've been to other places in Thailand. Make sure to visit the statues, the golden triangle viewpoint and the temple if...  more »