212 House of Opium (Museum), Chiang Saen

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  • Although we only had less than an hour to see the exhibits and get a glimpse of the history surrounding the production of opium and the cultural issues connected to it, we thought the information was ...  more »
  • Well laid out museum in the Golden Triangle. Interesting history on opium and the poppy. Do not miss walking outside of the museum to the top of the hill for a view of the Mae Nam Khong river with thr...  more »
  • The Museum is not particularly interesting, however, is not that big and that you should not spend a lot of time, you can predict a short stop
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  • A collection of opium scales, weights, smoking pipes in display cabinets with posters about the region and poppy growing. Some pictures on the regional minority tribes and the “pla buek” ( Mekong giant catfish). This museum is much smaller and limited ( price 50 baht) compared to the Hall of Opium about 1km further at 200 baht. We spent 40 minutes here vs 3 hours at the Hall. A very varied souvenir shop is at the exit.
  • It is busy. A lot of tours in a lot of languages. If you move at your own pace and take the time to really look and read, it is quite interesting.
  • You ca get a lot of info about the opium and local people and their lige style very useful and interesting. The tkt is only 50 thb. Recommended
  • Small museum about opium, but it is worth a visit for 50B. There is a bigger one in the town, but this is 200B
  • This place is chill. Awesome gift shop.

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While there are limited options in Chiang Saen for places to stay, head north up the Mekong River to the more touristic Sop Ruak (Golden Triangle) for a range of accommodations to suit your needs. Shoestring travelers can choose from conveniently located, budget-friendly accommodations with free Wi-Fi. If your pockets are deeper, explore upscale options in tranquil settings with excellent views toward Laos and Myanmar. As for midrange lodgings in the Golden Triangle, sizeable rooms and busy, popular resorts come with themed party nights and tour guides.
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