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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 89 701 8975
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Where 3 Countries Meet

Separated by a river, all 3 countries have accessibility to each other. Loads of tourists and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roy L
Singapore, Singapore
Great vista - tourist scam alert on boat tours!

Yes, the views from here are cannot miss. However, the boat tours offered below in the village are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“mekong river” (43 reviews)
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 89 701 8975
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Separated by a river, all 3 countries have accessibility to each other. Loads of tourists and there's a huge buddha statue there.

Thank Roy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the views from here are cannot miss. However, the boat tours offered below in the village are a total scam! We were offered a 1.5 hour Mekong River tour. The total tour time was less than 45 minuties. Worse, part of this time we...More

Thank wr11
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is known as Sop Ruak to the locals. It is a good place to visit on a day trip from Chiang Rai. One gets a view over the Mekong River toward Laos and Myanmar. There is lots to see in the area including temples...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A place I have seen on TV and finally got there. Brilliant to see The Mekong River. Had lunch next to the rivet then the 3 of us took a long tailed boat down the Mekong, past the Casino on the Burma side then up...More

Thank Steven77110
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is must do experience, brilliant. We went across the Mekong into Laos. This is were booking through an agent worked

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Golden Triangle, in northern tip of Thailand as part of day trip. This is the place also called as Sop Ruak by locals, where Mekong River meets Ruak River, a tri-junction of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. It was once notorious for all...More

Thank Madan Gopal M
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Golden triangle it’s the border of Three country between myanmar Laos Thailand.and legend of the opium land many years ago.

Thank ChiangraiHilltribe
Reviewed 9 September 2017

There is not much to see there except a body of water meeting at an intersection bordering three countries. When you are in Chiang Rai, it is a good side trip; but do not make the three hour road trip from Chiang Mai just to...More

1  Thank Johnny N
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The scenery is beautiful and it is the centre of the Golden Triangle. I thought it was a beautiful place - have been to many in north Thailand - but the river is magnificent and the town itself pretty cool. Very quiet at night but...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in chiang rai, the must have attraction is the white temple. Then, 1 hour by car from here you can reach the golden triangle. A strange place. You will read pro/cons reviews. Frankly speaking if you are in chiang mai it does...More

2  Thank Veronica V
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14 May 2015|
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Response from Kaja_000 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We took Golden triangle day tour which began in Chiang May and finished in Chiang Rai. So, one option is to take a day tour from Chiang Rai. In Soap Ruaki port there are many boats waiting for tourists. You can join... More
27 December 2014|
Response from stephankn | Reviewed this property |
I think you have selected the wrong place for your question. Or Tripadvisor messed it up. This place, the Golden Triangle is in Northern Thailand. There is mobile roaming provided. Local mobile providers are DTAC, AIS... More