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Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just had to visit this place as I did dent know what to expect, I opted to sort the trip myself using a local taxi so I could go and do as I pleased paying 1800 baht for the day and went to the GT...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PaddyMick58
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s pretty amazing standing on the hill on the border of three countries. I would recommend knowing a bit about how the name came about and the history as it will make the visit more meaningful! There are “souvenir” shops here, bathroom facilities for a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth the long trip from Chiang Rai. The views are nice, but that is it.Did not try the boat ride. The opium museum was fascinating.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank IndianInNYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in northern Thailand it's worth a visit. Great view of the confluence of Nam Ruak and the Mekong river and the borders of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. If you want, you can have a boat ride to Laos and back, no visa...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jen B
Reviewed 6 December 2018

That's about it. Keep driving down the road a ways, and there will be carts along the road in the evening that sell various types of food. The clay hot pot is particularly good if you like that sort of thing, and fairly reasonably prices...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CeeCeeVee
Reviewed 1 December 2018

If up this way, you should make this a definite stop. Interesting and picturesque, the nearby markets are good value too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank enoel1922
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Great viewing point to see both Laos and Myanmar. However, all the glittzy clutter that has sprung up around for tourists is disappointing. Less is more!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We passed Sop Ruak on a scootertrip through the golden triangle area. It is a nice place to do a boat tour and see the river.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rob30berg2015
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We visited here as part of our private tour with Chai Machete Tours. Luckily there wasn't too much mist so we had a good look at where the three countries, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. You could in fact get a boat across to Laos,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Very attractive places to be visited,,, You can take a road and water ride,,, taste Thai exotic foods and drinks,,,

Date of experience: May 2017
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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