About Chiang Saen District Chiang Rai Thailand
Get your sweat on: Chiang Saen (3 days. A lot of walking.) A 4 hour drive from the central northern hub, Chiang Mai, will get you to the Golden Triangle. Here you can take a boat trip along the Mekong Delta and pop over to Laos briefly. But since you’re this far up north, you should take a hill tribe trek to see the stunning Thai wilderness and meet hill tribes who still live out in the jungle. Wear grippable shoes, wear long pants as you will be striding through the bush, bring mozzie repellent, a head torch would be great when searching for the loo in the dead of night and be prepared for creepy crawlies. It will be quite hardcore in this heat for those who aren’t particularly fit, but if I can survive it (barely) then you can too!
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Chiang Saen District Chiang Rai Thailand is from December to February
Chiang Saen District Chiang Rai Thailand
How To Reach
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The Hall of Opium Ban Saeo Chiang Rai Thailand
One of the many attractions of the Golden Triangle area, in the northern region of Thailand, is without a doubt the Hall of Opium, created in 1988 by Princess Mother on her desire to educate people on the background of opium in the Golden Triangle and elsewhere in the world. The Golden Triangle, infamous worldwide for its poppy fields, drug smugglers, and opium warlords. Throughout the three decades, the Golden Triangle supplied most of the world’s heroin. Even today, Myanmar and less so the Laos PDR produce significant amounts of opium. The Hall of Opium was created to help reduce demand through education.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
You might say, Carlos is Argentinean, therefore Polo runs in his veins… but how about going a bit further, bigger and taller… how about Elephant Polo. It sounds quite eccentric right? Thanks to the Four Seasons Tented Camps Golden Triangle in the northern region of Thailand, I can say this this my new thing. This is one of the many activities you can do at the Four Seasons Tented Camp, along with Training to become a Mahout or Sunrise Walk with these gentle giants. I have quite a weakness and devotion for Elephants, so I was quite intrigued and happy when this activity was proposed to me on my last visit to the camp.