SOP RUAK @ GOLDEN TRIANGLE
SOP RUAK, is the small town where you hop into your Tourist boat, and head up and down the Mekong River.
Just near the Town, is an unusual looking Temple, shaped like a Boat.
You are told details about it (I since have forgotten) and can't find out info on it!
They point out the water line on the edge of the building showing that the River does get quite high, and it must look like this Temple is sitting in the water!!
From the boat, you see where the Ruak River joins, making this the "Golden Triangle" (Thailand/Myanmar/Laos)
Myanmar, there is a riverside Casino, said to be very popular with the Chinese, also, Mountains and a Temple spire in the distance.
Along the edges of the River are some Chinese & Lao Junks.
On the Lao side, they are also building a Casino.
The Boat stops at Lao, and you get off, all it is......is a tourist souvenir stop!
You can say you have been to Lao though!
......HUGE MOSQUITOS HERE!!!.......
Back on the boat to Sop Ruak, and this concluded the Boat tour.
Sop Ruak is usually the embarkation point for speed boat trips which take you up-river a short distance, then down to Chiang Saen, with a stop at a Lao souvenir village on the way. Cost for the trip alone should be around 400 Baht