It is not often that you can visit three countries in a single journey. If you have the taste to travel somewhere off the unusual tourist routes, you should explore the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia.
Don’t get confused with many Golden Triangles in the world. You should not sleep on the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia representing three countries, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos on the banks of the Mekong River. Lesser-visited destinations like Laos and Myanmar offer a lot of unique cultural experiences and historical sites.
Mekong River encounter
The journey from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang will be the best way to commence or end your Mekong River encounter. An idea; way to get over the jet lag! Go on a gentle river cruise to Luang Prabang to uncover some of the hidden gems in the region. Embarking on an exciting Mekong river cruise the likes of Mekong Kingdoms provides insight into local rural ways of life including an opportunity to visit many popular sites in the region.
A Burgeoning Tourist Route
When it comes to a Southeast Asia tour, many people prefer to enter Myanmar through the town of Tachileik which is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle. If you are on a Mekong cruise or travelling from northern Thailand, Tachileik will be the key spot to enter Myanmar. You will find plenty of temples, monasteries and markets.
The Northern Reaches of Thailand
There is hardly a person who needs an introduction to Thailand. Further North of Chaing Mai near the Golden Triangle will be an ideal spot for leisure travellers who seek an adventure away from usual tourist spots.