Blogs from Sop Ruak, Northern Thailand, Thailand, Asia


Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Sop Ruak September 5th 2013

Sop Ruak is the point at which the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, all separated by the Mekong river. There is a point at which you can stand and view Laos to the right and Myanmar to the left, and here is the crossing point to Laos for tourists. The official advice is that it is impossible to cross the border to Myanmar this way and so I had already planned to return to Bangkok to fly to Yangon, but when I actually arrived here the consensus amongst local Thais and expats was that I would have had no problem if I had attempted it (in fact, most laughed when I said I thought it was impossible). However visas for Myanmar have to be arranged in advance and this is only possible in Bangkok; ... read more
1980s anti-drugs poster
Map of the Golden Triangle border point
The crossing point to Laos

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