4 hours English Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Golden Triangle
Visit Chiangsaen and Hall of The Opium
The Golden Triangle
Boat Trip on Maekhong River
The once notorious Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, was once a major centre of opium production, but now repays the visitor interested in the area’s rich cultural past. We’ll take a one-hour boat trip on the magnificent Mekong River to the small town of Chiang Saen on the banks of the river, formerly a Lanna stronghold. We’ll visit the fascinating Chiang Saen Museum which holds many antiques and Buddha images dating from this period. We’ll stroll through Wat Chedi Luang to admire its Lanna-style chedi and then call in at Wat Pa Sak, which contains the ruins of seven monuments. Finally, we’ll climb to the hilltop temple of Wat Phra Thaat Jom Kitti which affords lovely views of Chiang Saen and the river on clear days.
Depart the hotel for the famous Golden Triangle, where the mighty MaeKhong River joins the MaeRuak River at Sobruak village and forms "The Triangle", where the borders of three countries - Thailand, Laos and Myanmar - converge. Visit The Hall of Opium museum - and ascend to the summit of Doi Phukhao, a beautiful panoramic view point .The views of The Golden Triangle over Laos and Myanmar are very impressive on a clear day. Descend and take a long-tail boat-cruise along the MaeKhong River into Myanmar and Laos. On the way back to the hotel, make stops to visit the historical site of Chiang Saen city (A.D.1328) at Wat Chedi Luang.
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