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Chiang Saen

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  • The Golden Triangle
    3.5 stars

    The Golden Triangle is one of those regions that has captured popular imagination: think warlords, secret armies, opium mule trains chugging through the jungle, triads, the DEA and CIA, hill tribes, remote villages and above all the chest-high pink and wh ... read more

  • Wat Chedi Luang
    3.5 stars

    Wat Chedi Luang translates as ‘royal stupa temple'; there are quite a few similarly named temples around but we’re referring to the old Chiang Saen one, so named since it’s thought to have been the principal temple of King Mengrai’s former capital. ... read more

  • Chiang Rai's Sob Ruak
    3.5 stars

    The Thai government and Tourism Authority of Thailand have very successfully converted their part of this once wild region into a highly profitable tourism hot spot. ... read more

  • Chiang Rai's House of Opium
    3.5 stars

    Or ‘welcome to the house of fin’, (fin being the Thai translation)! The House of Opium is the original of the two museums in tiny Sob Ruak (in Chiang Rai province) dedicated to the sticky resin of this one particular flower. ... read more


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