Hall of Opium Museum, Chiang Saen

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Discover the dangers of addiction at Hall of Opium Museum, one of the country's most significant institutions. Known throughout the world for its drug smugglers, warlords, and poppy fields, the area called the "Golden Triangle" has traditionally supplied the world's largest quantities of heroin. Now, as part of a campaign against Thailand's illegal drug trade, this museum teaches visitors about the history of opium trade and the dangers of drug use. Learn about the first uses of opium over 5,000 years ago or dive into more recent issues by observing educational exhibits. Plan your visit to Hall of Opium Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Chiang Saen online day trip planner .
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  • Had the museum to ourselves. Really well done and so interesting. Loved the history and the lay out! Do visit- worth it.  more »
  • The Museum provides information on the subject to the binding of opium worldwide are easy to understand. Can link to everything, respectively, of the traffic flow. In the story of modern it. Format the data in each room is a different exhibition. Make a trip to visit the room ......... Not boring. In very detail
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  • This visit came in the package that we bought with the tour, but it is not worth going specifically to see this place. It is a "fill" and "even there I can read... card for the public..."
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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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