"Northern Thailand & the Golden Triangle" Northern Thailand by tim07
Northern Thailand Travel Guide: 3,255 reviews and 8,932 photos
The far north of Thailand is known as the Golden Triangle, it's the meeting point of Thailand, Laos & Myanmar. The area is historically known for opium production, but today it's an area for travellers to explore beautiful rivers, mountains & historic towns.
I only spent a day here on an excursion from Chiang Mai. In that time I managed to visit Sop Ruak, the point where the borders of the 3 countries meet. Whilst there I took boat ride on the Mekong River. A short stop was made at Mae Sai, the northernmost town in Thailand. This gave me a chance to view the border crossing with Myanmar. The tour also stopped at a couple of hill-tribe villages & an area of hot springs.
From what I saw in my brief visit to Northern Thailand, I feel it to be a beautiful area with a fascinating history. It's a place that deserves a lot longer than a day to fully explore its many delights.
These natural hot springs are situated just off the main road between Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai. more travel advice
The meal stop on my day tour of Northern Thailand was at the Golden Iyara Resort. It's located a short distance from the... more travel advice
Written May 27, 2009
Written Jun 9, 2009
Sop Ruak, official 'centre' of the Golden Triangle
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