Hall of Opium Museum at the Golden Triangle

Hall of Opium Museum

The Hall of Opium is the premier opium museum at the Golden Triangle, in northern Chiang Rai. Under royal patronage, little expense has been spared with this impressive exposition of the history of opium. You …

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view from Mekong river cruise boat

Mekong River Cruise (Golden Triangle)

Taking a boat trip is one of the most popular activities when visiting the Golden Triangle. For solo travelers or small groups, the most cost effective way to get out on the water is in …

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Doi Tung & Mae Fah Luang Gardens Chiang Rai

Doi Tung

Doi Tung is a prominent peak in Chiang Rai province. Home to Shan, Lahu, and Akha communities, this area was previously dominated by opium farming. The opium trade enriched the trade bosses, but caused widespread …

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Choui Fong Tea Plantation

Choui Fong Tea Plantation

Choui Fong Tea Plantation is easily accessible en-route from Chiang Rai city to the golden triangle. There are no plantation tours as such, but there are two casual restaurants with tea-tasting and tea leaf sales. …

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Mae Sai Border Markets - Northernmost point of Thailand

Mae Sai Border Markets

60 km north of Chiang Rai, Mae Sai is a border-crossing with Myanmar, and is the northernmost point of Thailand. This part of the border is formed by the Mae Sai river which flows east …

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