Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle & Mae Sai Half day

Chiang Rai - The Golden Triangle - Opium House - Mae Sai


The Golden Triangle is one of the most popular tourist routes in northern Thailand, known for its alluring history at the centre of the opium trade. Though also visited for its beautiful scenery at the intersection of three countries, the Golden Triangle attracts those wanting to know more about its rich history.

Duration: Half day (5 hours)
Departure: Daily depart from Chiang Rai
Daily depart from Chiang Rai
Theme: Off the beaten track, Nature/Soft Adventure, Interaction with local
Suitable: Solo traveler, Active traveler, Travel with friends


  • Have a fantastic photo opportunity at hill-top viewpoint above the junction of the Mekong and Ruak Rivers
  • Discover the history of the opium trade in the surrounding area
  • Learn about Mae Sai city history and visit the local market


Day 1: Half Day Tour

7:30 or 13:00 Our car and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Rai

Kicking off this half-day tour, you’ll visit a hill-top viewpoint above the junction of the Mekong and Ruak Rivers that forms a three-way border between Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos.

After this fantastic photo opportunity, you’ll continue on to the Opium House, a museum that houses items such as opium pipes, knives and scrappers, while also depicting the history of the opium trade in the surrounding area. Finally, you’ll continue on to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand and an important trading city on the Thai-Burmese border. Learn about its history and visit the local market, where you’ll be able to purchase cheap Jewelry imported from Myanmar (Burma), Chinese goods and all sorts of delicious local eats for your ride back to Chiang Rai.

12:00 or 17:30 Drop off at your hotel. Tour ends.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: N/a

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

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