Visit Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Rai that boasts a fascinating architectural history in a mix of Thai and Burmese styles. Start with a visit to the ancient temple of Wat Phra Kae, original home of the Emerald Buddha. Continue to Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong with its large gold stupa, and then visit Wat Rong Khun with its white glass design, quite different from any other temple in Thailand. After a local lunch of Northern Thai Specialties, visit the infamous Golden Triangle, renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. From a hilltop viewpoint, marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak to form the actual “Triangle” with Laos, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand.