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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  • Sop Ruak (สบรวก) is in the Famed Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet the small village of Sop Ruak,is about 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Chiang Saen where the Ruak and Mekhong Rivers ...  more »
  • It is a very interesting place where you can appreciate the rivers and 3 countries, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. There are stalls of handicrafts, and a huge Golden Buddha. The boat ride is pleasant.
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  • Nice views of the Mekong, colourful history , some good sesame oil and natural food stores and a reasonable museum makes this a good detour in Chiang Rai. I would not spend too much time here  more »

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