Day Trip to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle
If you want a fun and exciting adventure when you visit the beguiling country of Thailand, you can take part in an interesting day trip adventure to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle. Here, you will be able to explore where the boundaries of Burma, Laos, and Thailand meet plus a guide who is knowledgeable about the history of Chiang Rai will drive you through the superbly fascinating countryside that will show you a breathtaking view of the region. You will also be taken to the local hill tribe villages before having the chance to soak in the hot springs of the Mae Ka Chan.
Once the pick-up from your accommodations in Chiang Mai has already commenced, you can take a while to relax and unwind during the whole scenic drive throughout the countryside; you will be riding in an air-conditioned vehicle for your satisfaction and comfort while also indulging in the beautiful scenery that surrounds the whole area. As the ride continues to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle, your guide will explain the whole-day schedule for your trip along with occasional details about the area history; some of these include the capitals previous status as opium producers; moreover, you will be able to see the unique yet stunning Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) while admiring the charming views of the Mekong River. The round-trip hotel services from Chiang Mai and the served lunch are all included in the package and the drive to and from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes about three and a half hours.
The White Temple in Chiang Rai
The Wat Rong Khun or more commonly known as The White Temple, is considered to be one of the easiest to recognize temples that can be found in Thailand; you can find this temple just outside the region of Chiang Rai which will be quite obvious since the establishment attracts a huge number of tourists and locals which makes the place one of the most visited tourist attractions in Chiang Rai.
Golden Triangle of Myanmar, Laos, and Chiang Mai
Asias primary opium-making area is the Golden Triangle which expands at a vast area of about 367,000sqm and is also an overlapping area that reaches across the mountains of these three neighboring countries.
If you want to know which market has been famous for numerous decades and is still standing proud in the local area The Mae Sai Border Market is one, and it has been providing goods for sale for the ethnic minorities and Burmese people who come along the ringside offshore area of Thailand.
The Mekong River Cruise
Enjoy a tranquil and relaxing time while exploring the beautiful scenery along the Mekong River. Its tranquil water will soothe your senses, as well as make a memorable impression in this fun and alluring day trip. You can spend some time marveling at the pristine vistas of the lush tropical and verdant mountain peaks while also being amazed by the impressively stunning rock formations in the region. Furthermore, you will also be able to visit the secluded villages while the people here will greet you with open arms, warm smiles and a time to experience and feel the culture and tradition of the area. The experienced guide will navigate through stunning gorges and age-old labyrinths as the guide passes through turbulent rapids.
If you want to cross over to Laos border, you can take the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge that reaches as far as 1.2 kilometers from the Mekong River; it connects the small town of Nong Khai with Vientiane, Laos, and of course, Thailand. Keep in mind that the border is not always open and you can access this from six in the morning until ten in the evening, everyday.