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Chiang Saen

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  • Golden Triangle
    3.5 stars

    Once the stomping grounds of warlords, secret armies and opium mule trains, the Golden Triangle has been successfully transformed by the Thai government into one of the country's best known tourism hot spots. Although the catch phrase, "Golden Triangle", referred to a large area of northern ... read more

  • Wat Chedi Luang
    3.5 stars

    Wat Chedi Luang translates as 'royal stupa temple' and there are no shortage of temples in Thailand with the same name, including important ones in Chiang Mai and Sukhothai. Chiang Saen's Wat Chedi Luang is thought to date from the 13th or 14th centuries and is believed to have been the principal ... read more

  • House of Opium
    3 stars

    The House of Opium (Baan Fin in Thai) in Chiang Rai province's tiny Sob Ruak near the Golden Triangle is a small but worthwhile museum dedicated to the notorious soapy smelling resin of the poppy flower. The flowers once covered huge swathes of mountain slope in this area and brought loads of ... read more


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