The overlapping mountains of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar and the confluence of Ruak River and Mekong River form the Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle.
The Golden Triangle is globally famous as one of Asia’s two main opium-producing areas. It has made the most extensive production of opium since the 1920s until the 21st century when Afghanistan became the world’s largest producer. Opium and heroin are carried on caravans by donkeys and horses to refineries where the end product are transported to Bangkok as distribution hub for the international markets such as the U.S., China and the rest of Southeast Asia. Among local attractions include the Hall of Opium Museum that displays the infamous past of the area.
Around the rugged hill region of Northern Thailand and overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos, lies a laid-bak luxury resort, the Anantara’s Golden Triangle Resort.
Anantara Resort Golden Triangle is set in a 160 acres of lush tropical jungle overlooking at the Mekong River and the border of Myanmar and Laos. The resort offers more than your usual holidays. Savor the beauty that nature has to offer through this enchanting region. Experience the refreshing chills of the mountain mist while witnessing the Northern Thai sunrise. Explore through the bamboo jungles around the border of Myanmar while riding gigantic elephants. You can also make use of long boat rides along the Mekong River or have a rejuvenating and relaxing experience in the Anantara Spa. At the end of the day, relish the rustic Thai and other cuisines and international wines for that fine dining experience that the resort offers.