Ideal location to visit neighbouring countries of laos, burma and china. The river khlong has an interesting story of how a giant statue of the buddha is inside the river and laos also has a claim to it.
The giant buddha statue that you see is actually a replica while the real statue is still under the river.
Golden Triangle allows you to have 3 countries at your fingertips. "Three countries in one day" tour is a must as you have the chance to experience Thailand, Burma and Laos in one day.
The ancient city is also worth stopping at.
ผู้ที่เดินทางมาเที่ยวเชียงแสน สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ จะได้รับทั้งบรรยากาศ ความรู้ทางวัฒนธรรมและประวัติศาสตร์ ตลอดจนความสงบเงียบของเมืองที่เหมาะกับการเดินทางมาพักผ่อนเป็นอย่างยิ่ง
There are some really interesting aspects to this area. The Maekhong River, the nearby mountains & the history make this a very good place for a cultural visit.
The white temple near Chiang Rai is truly unique. The Royal Villa & Gardens at Mae Fah Luang are a beautiful place to stroll and admire the stunning views. The Hall of Opium is a really fascinating and well presented look into history. The short trip across the border to Burma at Mae Sai is a bit of a let down. This part of Thailand is worth the trip for its relaxed style & scenic beauty.
If you go to Chiang Saen, you must visit the Hall of Opium. I learnt a great deal about the life of Thais at the Golden Triangle back then and the Opium War.
It has made my trip educational and inspiring.
burma/myanmar shopping treat. need to go inland to see anything cultural of burma or laos. little in chiang saen than 3 country/history golden triangle.
see opium hall and other opium centre
See old historical temples. See locals, sample local food and learn about the drug trade. Across the river in Laos one can gamble in the casino.
Golden Triangle is a very quiet city. No shopping after 7pm. It was like a ghost town at night, but somehow this makes it really attractive.
The scenery of Mekong is great. The restaurant "Sriwan" was excellent (just right in front of the Imperial hotel).
we enjoyed the White Temple, Chiang Rai Mall, Golden Buddha, boat ride to Laos, Mae Sai and crossing the border, Opium Museum
In my opinion, Chiangsan is a beautiful old town. There has own unique architecture and absolutely amazing one history.
I've been to Chiang Khong drove along the Khong river and crossing borders to Laos for small shopping market.Perfect to stay at least 2-3 nights for having local foods and see Chiangsan museum, Temples oths.
Slow area and nightlife, and very touristy around the golden triangle, but scenic and quiet and quite lovely overall
this is a good place for study mix culture of 3 country,Thailand Burma & Lao ,very interesting location & view
สถานที่ท่องเที่ยวสวยงามใกล้แม่น้ำโขง แต่จุดตัดของแม่น้ำ แต่สถานที่นี้ถ้าจะมาค้างคงไม่มีอะไร สามารถไปกลับได้เลบ
It used to be easy to cross over to Laos and visit the King Romans' casino but that has changed (Nov.
2012) as now the Lao government is requiring a visa for Western travelers. This is arranged on the Lao side for $42 USD plus it also requires that you leave Thailand officially so that could be a problem based on type of Thai visa you are holding.