Thailand, Laos and Myanmar unite in the famous Golden Triangle, where these lands are decorated by the stunning Mekong River. The area is rich in manufacturing and commerce and has many cultural and natural attractions. Here are some must-see attractions in the Golden Triangle.
Wat Phra That Doi Pu Khao
The famous temple area that houses the Golden Buddha which is 17 meters tall is definitely one of the best places to visit in this area. This statue is made of solid gold and dates back to the 13th centuryth century. The temple is close to the Ruak River, a tributary of the famous Mekong River. You can see glimpses of this area as you go Mekong river cruise organized by well-known travel partners such as Kingdoms of the Mekong.
Quang Si Waterfalls
Located in the quiet districts of Luang Prabang in Laos, these waterfalls are some of the most fascinating sights you will ever come across. The turquoise blue water cascading down the cliffs and pooling in calm pools can be mesmerizing to watch. There is a famous pedestrian bridge at the top of the waterfall and a bear sanctuary nearby.
Bagan was once the capital of the Kingdom of Myanmar and is home to over 2,000 pagodas and temples. Some of them date back to the 11thth century and provide some of the most spectacular views of the area. During the trip, you can visit the pagodas on foot or by bicycle, or take a hot air balloon ride.