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Hall of Opium Museum, Chiang Saen

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Hall of Opium Museum and other attractions in Chiang Saen using our Chiang Saen holiday planner.
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  • This is a well done museum containing the chronological facts of opium throughout the decades, it's impact on societies, wars, medicial use, and abuse. A must visit to learn more! 
  • This exhibition was funded by the mother of the King. Therefore, the Hall of opium is impressive in size and presentation. At the beginning it starts with a 7 minutes film, then periods are spread over 2 floors and told stories very graphically (with examples, texts and small films). The languages are Thai and English. Who's interested, how, why, where and how further it went with the opium and goes, which is well served in this museum. It's certainly better than the competition nearby.
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  • We weren't sure this wa a good place to visit with our pre-teens, and while we did rush through some of the more graphic exhibits, overall we were very impressed with the museum. It covers the history...  read more »
  • Until this marker on Google maps is moved, this is not the correct location. Note the empty field in satellite view. The actual museum is fantastic and immersive.
  • intresting to listen about the history of the opium in this area
  • Bit weird to see museum of plant we are growing normally
  • Thb 50 entrance fee per person. Interesting old stuff. Free Post Card of the Opium Trade.
  • Good small museum
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