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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 89 701 8975
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Its juz a great experience wit nice view...Mekong river which seperate Thai-Myanmar-Laos...there... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Ayiz K
via mobile
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This one is a must experience place where 3 countries meet over a radius of 200m. Must history in... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
+66 89 701 8975
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Its juz a great experience wit nice view...Mekong river which seperate Thai-Myanmar-Laos...there are also some gift shop to bring home as memories...

Thank Ayiz K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This one is a must experience place where 3 countries meet over a radius of 200m. Must history in this area good and bad and you can see why. Take a tour or it's an hour or so drive from the city.

Thank Bradley0005
Reviewed 29 March 2017

You must go here when in the area to see the area of the golden triangle. There is lots of history here and of course good photos. You can take boats trips along the river. There are a few local traders here

Thank 918teresah
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We liked it, had the boat tour and a lunch Remember your passport if you go on a boat tour The tourist shops around are cheaper than down town Chiang Rai and people friendlier than expected in such a touristy place.

Thank Calle K
Reviewed 15 March 2017

i like the view there, better to view from the top of the small hill where you can see more clearly about the golden triangle between the 3 countries. There are some stalls there too, surprisingly the pricing is not expensive, I bought some souvenirs...More

Thank Danny8415
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very touristy and not much of real interest. Only do visit for the sake of ticking the box of having visited a historically significant location. We spent less than 10mins there.

Thank Yasotha C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

There is a lot of hype about the Golden Triangle but in theory it is no more than a junction point where three countries meet. The town offers little apart from the traditional souvenir shops and some fairly basic accommodation. At least I can now...More

Thank Leo R
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I is a wonderful place to visit.I travel by local transport from maesai and there was no transport back. I waited from 12.00noon till 2.50pm and finally hired a car to come back.golden Buddha statue is beautiful and place is very nice. Boat trip was...More

Thank sudumenike
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This site overlooks the border of the 3 countries (Thailand, Burma and Laos) and also is a route by boat to China which is further up river. Do visit if in the area. There is a small temple there as well.

Thank Colin_Guernsey
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was interesting to visit the Lao island, passports were kept by Thailand immigration, but returned back after you returned to Thailand. There were also casinos in Burma and Lao, but we were not allowed to get on the islands except that Lao island. That...More

Thank ericyuen2016
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We are going to Thailand in December 2015. We are planning to go to the golden triangle. I have a couple of questions. 1.) we are planning to drive from Chiang Rai then take a boat to mai Sai or Sop Ruak (not sure)? Where do we get the boat and is it safe to leave the car behind? 2) The markets at Sop Ruak what days are they open and when is the best time to go? Any other details to help us go to the three countries will be appreciated. Thanks
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
How about Mobile data roaming network available at this resort ? Is Ooredoo network available at resort ? How about DhiMobile ? Reason why becuase my malaysia telco have listed above two operators as data roaming partners. I worry whether above telcos signals / network available at this Meedhupauru resort ? Thanks, Sunny
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