In poorer countries, users take it as tablets mixed with caffeine, often to help cope with grueling work in factories and at construction sites.
Head guide Kyle has his guys working smart and hard to ensure your hunt is a successful one.
Moreover, it is also difficult to distinguish between private and public funds for purposes of economic development of Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar.
Truth is that the best place to enjoy the views over the three countries is not here, but the top of the tree-lined hill next to the very center of the town, and which is accessed through a staircase that starts right next to the House of Opium museum.
Deep down, the Golden Triangle tag has been used by the tourism industry to exaggerate the real appeal this area conveys to tourists.
It has an outstanding pizza house called Mekong Pizza.