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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Golden Triangle - Boat trip on the Mekong River

Don Sao Island

Don Sao Island is located within the Golden Triangle, on the Laos side of the Mekong River. Little more than a market, it is possible to visit from Thailand without a visa or any entry/exit …

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Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

The golden triangle is a large geographic region including parts of Myanmar, Laos, and Northern Thailand. This region has infamy as one of the largest sources of opium production in the world, especially during the …

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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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