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Golden Triangle

Posted by sarah6969pink on 17/1/2014 at 11:52

Hi All,
Firstly wanted to say thanks to everyone who has answered one of my posts on here before - you're all really helping me put together our dream honeymoon trip :)

We had originally ruled out the Golden Triangle area due to time. But we're now thinking of cutting back on other bits of the trip to go up there. However I've read some mixed things!!
The lure of seeing three countries altogether, a trip on the Mekong river and the possibility of popping ito Myanmar and / or Laos for a day each is really appealing to us.
Has anyone been and if s how long would you recommend spending in the area? Or do you have any other tips / suggestions of things we need to think about
Thanks in advance

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 17/1/2014 at 19:27

Sounds exotic but it's a myth. Do a tour to Mae Hong Son.

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Posted by captainbkk on 19/1/2014 at 01:31

Into Laos-if its 2 mins, 2 hrs, 2 days, will cost you the visa to entry-30-40US$ -varies with nationality. It looks very much very the same like in TH just before that border. Only the writing is a bit more rounded.
People really wanting to visit that triangle are gamblers-thus mainly Chinese-as there are casino's in the nomans land. For the rest its a tipical 5 mins tourbus stop. The hinterland does have some interesting sights/areas-just read any of the well known guiidebooks for that.
But then I come from a country that has about 12 3-country-meeting-points. The USA has not any.

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Posted by MikeSanto on 19/1/2014 at 02:32

I've been to Mekong river last year and was slightly disappointed. I'd rated my experience as "average". As for me, the trip was too boring and long, weather was really irritating. In other words, I didn't enjoy it. You can try it with your spouse, I guess, but it is not for everybody

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Posted by sarah6969pink on 19/1/2014 at 15:32

Thanks everyone - think I am definitely getting swayed by the idea of something exotic which it probably won't be! Appreciate the responses.

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Posted by brambora on 20/1/2014 at 07:39

Hi! Having been to the Golden Triangle I agree with others that replied before me - its not worth the trip. We were on a longer motorbike trip along the Thai border so we added the stop, but all you really see is a sign and then you know that that part of land with n that side of the river is Laos and that other part over there (which looks the same as the other) belongs to Burma. The thought is interesting, but there is really nothing else there. Except for tourists takng pictures and a really bad road. Honestly I would've totally forgotten that this was part of my trip had you not specifically asked. So I say add time to somewhere else! :)

Enjoy your honeymoon!

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