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Hall of Opium Museum, Chiang Saen
(3.8/5 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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  • I have rarely seen a such great and impressive exhibition. It is in a beautiful setting in great architecture so much chosen interesting facts about the history of opium and cultivation. If you missed this exhibition has not seen something great of Thailand. Who is unattached planning his trip should allow at least 2 hours for this exhibition.
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  • Very interesting and Nice the opium Museum, worth a visit for sure because it's history. To the side is a market with very good prices!
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  • you have to see to understand what was turning around to opium in the golden triangle ... a bit small but still valid
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Google
  • 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
  • Thb 50 entrance fee per person. Interesting old stuff. Free Post Card of the Opium Trade.
  • Bit weird to see museum of plant we are growing normally
  • Good small museum