Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

2.7
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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  • There is an hour-long tour to Laos Dong Sao Island, but if you put out 500B, you can get a boat for private use immediately. The chartered Boichito was refreshing with the speed type.
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  • The drive to get here was brutal, so bring the Dramamine!! It reminded me of a little downtown you'd find at home. Some attractions, food, shopping and views. Not a ton to do but it's pretty and we we...  more »
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