212 House of Opium (Museum), Chiang Saen

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  • Opium trade fluorished not so long along the Mekong at golden triangle border . This is a small museum dedicated to the history of the drug , interesting legends about the birth of the flower . They e...  more »
  • Interesting museum before our trip onto the Golden Triangle. I was never aware of how organised and legal opium was at some time with weight and measures on show. Fascinating place and well worth a vi...  more »
  • Is well worth a visit when in the area. Great visual displays and plenty to read about. If you have any interest in the opium and the history of the golden triangle you will enjoy the Museum. A/C is g...  more »
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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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