Unveiling Chiang Rai’s Hidden Treasures

Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is the area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma) meet at the Ruak and Mekong rivers. Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand is the gateway to this unique region in Southeast Asia. In the past, Golden Triangle was the world’s large source of the opium-growing region of northern Thailand.

Despite its dark history, the Golden Triangle is now laid back and peaceful. It’s a great place for a day trip in Chiang Rai, with plenty to do.

From this viewpoint, you can admire the scenery and see the rivers converging to form the border of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.

In this area, you can also visit a small park and see different monuments and take a breath here and contemplate the multitude of cultures flourishing within your eyesight or take a boat trip up the Mekong River for a completely different perspective.

Laze back in the boat and enjoy the scenery, or stop at a Laos island for a chance to dip into Lao culture from Thailand, and enjoy the tour in Chiang Rai.

Opium Museum

The Hall of Opium Museum is located in Chiang Saen District Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. It’s located a Kilometer from Golden Triangle.

The museum has been built to educate people about how opium poppies are grown in the hills of Chiang Rai and traded in the Golden Triangle, the dangers of opium addiction, and how the industry has become a global crisis.

It illustrates the dark effects of drug abuse at all levels, from individuals and communities to entire nations in Thailand.

As you enter the museum, you will see a walking way, which is a long hall decorated with some kind of creepy-looking sculptures and blue-colored light. But that is fine. Don’t worry, it is not too scary.

It is quite dark inside the museum, but you can still see and explore tours in museums.

The first zone you will see is the history zone, which tells you what has become of opium since the age of Ancient Egypt or Ancient Greece.

You will see exactly why opium was once allowed for legal usage, even though it is a kind of narcotic. There are also tools used for opium consumption, photographs, and some short movies about opium from different countries in the world.

This is really worth to travel in Chiang Rai or a day tour in Chiang Rai!

The Golden Triangle of Thailand

Golden Triangle sign on Mekong river between three countries

Statues in the Golden Triangle Chiang Saen Thailand.

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