Golden Triangle History & Hilltribes

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Afternoon / Morning

tour highlights

  • Explore the once notorious Golden Triangle
  • See where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet
  • Take a scenic boat trip downstream to Chiang Saen
  • Visit a hilltop village of White Hmong people
  • Enjoy fabulous views from Wat Phra Thaat Phu Kao

tour details

The famous Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, was once the dangerous haunt of drug dealers and a centre of opium production. Nowadays, its residents have been encouraged to abandon the drugs trade and to cultivate coffee, flowers and vegetables in the very attractive landscape. On your exploration of the area, you’ll take a leisurely one-hour boat trip from the Golden Triangle to the sleepy town of Chiang Saen, which contains ruins said to date back to the 7th century. You’ll drive through gorgeous countryside to visit the fascinating hilltop village of Baan Kiew Karn, home of friendly White Hmong people. Returning to the Golden Triangle, you’ll enjoy fantastic views of three countries from viewpoints at Wat Phra Thaat Phu Kao, an eighth century temple.

tour description

Explore the "Golden Triangle", a region where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Take a one-hour boat trip from the Golden Triangle downstream to Chiang Saen. Continue by minibus (an hour drive) through scenic countryside and visit Baan Kiew Karn, a village of White Hmong located on a hilltop. Afterwards, return to the Golden Triangle mountain viewpoint of Wat Phra Thaat Phu Kao before your transfer back to the hotel.


Meals included: None
    Tour code: CEIITGHT

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