Golden Triangle is an area where people used to grow opium, at the boarder or Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
You can visit the place e.g., while being in Thailand, but I don’t really think it’s worth visiting…
I remember a long time ago, my dentist said that one of his friends considers mountains in Thailand as the most beautiful mountains in the world. Of course, it’s a very subjective opinion. I’m in love with Patagonia, but the point is, Thailand is not only country with islands and beaches; there are also mountains with the highest peak of 2,565 m above sea level.
Chiang Mai, with its nearby attractions, is one of the most interesting places for tourists in Thailand.
Of course, foreigners go to Bangkok or islands and it’s also fine, but I think Chiang Mai offers much more.
“Bridge on the River Kwai” is a title of a fictional British-American war film, that was based on the novel by Pierre Boulle. It has a very characteristic song that’s whistled in a movie several times. You can see that bridge in Thailand. Well, it may be nothing special, but I remember this song from my childhood, because my father was whistling it very often, so I really wanted to see that bridge. 🙂
Visiting floating markets is one of a must-do while being in Thailand.
Even it’s something very touristic, it’s still an interesting experience to see the market located on the boats, while being on a boat.
Chiang Rai has a few tourist attractions, but I still recommend to focus just on the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). Well, some people may say it’s a beautiful temple, but “creepy” is also a good description.
Anyway, it’s something unique and worth visiting.