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Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen

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Discover the darker side of Thailand at Golden Triangle, the historic center of the country's opium trade. From the 1960s until the 1990s, this area produced most of the world's opium supply. Cleaned up and free of drug trade, this is now a favorite place for tourists to visit and learn about former opium production and smuggling. Located in the northern section of Thailand, this area is also home to indigenous tribes, archeological ruins, and scenic nature. To get the most out of your time here, consider a guided tour. Our Chiang Saen trip itinerary maker makes visiting Golden Triangle and other Chiang Saen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The place is not worthwhile itself, but it is a strategic point to visit villages, temples and do some crossed the Mekong and visiting Laos (huge market where it sells everything Chapman). Interesting to see the opium Museum to understand the importance of this place in the opium business.
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  • It was a very short visit I did to the Golden Triangle, I took a motorbike from Chiang Saen and drove to the famous Golden Triangle where they say the meeting point of the three countries on the midst...  more »
  • At the same time looks Laos and Myanmar from Thailand side of this place. Even though because the wide Mekong River Laos quite far but will look like. Now the feeling around here is to park the big Buddha, cluttered with souvenir shops and restaurants.
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