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. Arrange to visit Hall of Opium Museum and other attractions in Chiang Saen using our Chiang Saen holiday planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It is Gow-themed amusement parks. Has a commentary related to the political economic history associated with opium and poppy cultivation until modern times from the age of exploration. And commentary are narrated in English and Chinese, Thailand, only. Deepening the understanding if you know English?
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  • August 13, 2017
    very nice museum, fille with lot of exhibition part, replica and maps explaining problems of opium and trade advantaages and importance for this area - you shouldn't miss  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It is a great Museum in a beautiful setting, but does not practically visitors. We did all the visit almost alone
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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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