Welcome to the Golden Triangle! Historically this was the opium producing region of Asia. Here the Mekong river flows through three nations, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. Today we will be exploring the things to see and do in the Golden Triangle.
Our journey starts at the treasure ship where a huge golden Buddha sits. From here you can take a boat ride to see Myanmar and the island of Done Sao in Laos. No visa is required to take the trip to Laos. It’s a small market town that sells souvenirs and snake whisky. Remember you are not allowed to enter the rest of Laos from here without a visa.
Lastly we headed to the Hall of Opium. This museum was created by her royal highness the princess mother in order to educate the public about the history of opium, its uses throughout the centuries and how it played a huge role in medicine and wide spread addiction. It’s one of the best museums in the country and it’s a must visit when you visit the golden triangle.
If you are visiting Chiang Rai, the Golden Triangle makes for an easy day trip and it’s only a 90-minute drive north. I hope you enjoyed the Golden Triangle!