Chiang Rai Golden Triangle Tour - Chiang Mai Thailand
Chiang Rai Sightseeing
Chiang Rai Golden Triangle Tour is one of the most inexpensive cities in the country. Hotels and tour agencies also offer day trips to the outer areas of Chiangrai Province and into Myanmar (Burma) at reasonable rates. The cost, of course, is always a consideration, but the other is what can we do there on a weekend.
Chiang Khong and also on the Mae Khong is the ancient Thai town of Chiang Saen. This town was the first northern Thai capital. It was founded in the mid-9th century by a Tai king from Nanzhao in southern China and it has been of key strategic importance to all holders of northern Thai territory ever since. The ruins of Chiang Saen, as well as the National Museum, are a pleasant and interesting way to spend a morning or an afternoon.
From Chiang Saen, the famed Golden Triangle isn't too far away. Just a 20-minute drive to the north, or a short ride on a long-tailed boat that leaves from the Chiang Saen Wharf, the Golden Triangle is a beautiful site for picnics and of course you can see where the countries of Thailand, Laos and Burma meet.
Your day trip is a drive up Highway 107 from Chiangrai to the border town of Mae Sai. It is now possible to cross into Burma at this point, and you can do so for USD$10 to pay for your Burma border pass for one day in Tachilek, the Burmese counterpart to Thailand's Mae Sai.
The full day trip to Chiang Rai, visit Maesai and The Golden Triangle. Where the three countries Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. Visit the old city at Chiang Saen and on the way back visit Hot Spring which most of our tourists like to stop by.