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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  • We visited here as part of our private tour with Chai Machete Tours. Luckily there wasn't too much mist so we had a good look at where the three countries, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. You could i...  more »
  • Very attractive places to be visited,,, You can take a road and water ride,,, taste Thai exotic foods and drinks,,,  more »
  • The ‘Golden Triangle’ always had a sense of risk and mystery for us. On our visit it has lost a lot of the mystique and is now more of a tourist spot which lacks local history. It is great to return t...  more »
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