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Chiangrai ( Golden Triangle )



Chiang Rai City is 200 kilometres northeast of Chiang Mai City
The city was founded by King Mangrai in 1262 and became the capital of the Mangrai dynasty. However, it lost this status soon after to a new city built by Mangrai at Chiang Mai. Subsequently, Chiang Rai was conquered by Burma and remained under Burmese rule for several hundred years. It was not until 1786 that Chiang Rai became Chiang Mai vassal. After Siam or Thailand annexed Chiang Mai in 1899 Chiang Rai was proclaimed a province of Thailand in 1933.

In 1432 during the reign of King Sam Fang Kaen of Mangrai dynasty (1402-1441) the Phra Kaeo, or Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha statue, was discovered in Chiang Rai when an earthquake split the Chedi at Wat Phra Kaeo of Chiang Rai City. The beautiful jade figure was then seen concealed within.

The Golden Triangle is one of Asia's two main illicit opium-producing areas. It is an area of around 350,000 square kilometres that overlaps the mountains of four countries of Southeast Asia: Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. (Other interpretations of the Golden Triangle also include a section of Yunnan Province, China.) Along with Afghanistan in the Golden Crescent and Pakistan, it has been one of the most extensive opium-producing areas of Asia and of the world since the 1950s. The Golden Triangle also designates the confluence of the Ruak River and the Mekong river, since the term has been appropriated by the Thai tourist industry to describe the nearby junction of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. 

Chaingrai Province 

07.00-07.30 A.M. Air-conditioned van pick's at your hotel.Then leave from chiangmai city.Go to the north of chiangmai for about 1 hour to first stop at hot spring.Looking around for 30 minutes ,then take a van for about 3 hours to chaingsaen ancient city to visit the old temple,chaingsaen temple.After temple take a minivan for about 20 minutes to visit the Golden Triangle and Mae Khong River very beautiful scenery at the riverside and stop for lunch at the riverside restaurant for 40 minutes.
After lunch,take a van for 30 minutes, to Maesai frontier to visit Thai-Myanmar border.Looking around about 40 minutes then take a van for about 1 hour to visit "AKHA" village and "YAO" village looking around the villages for 30 munutes .Then take a van for about 3 hours right-back to Chiangmai with safe&sound approximately 07.00-07.30 pm.


Period : Full Day Tour
Join group price (baht) : 1,500

* Transportation round trip transfer from your hotel.
* English speaking guide.
* Accident insurance
* Lunch


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Time & Program are subjected to change without notice due to unexpected circumstance. 

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