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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  • IF you are in the Golden Triangle then you should visit this museum. It is a few minutes by car from the Golden Trianlge. It was very impressive with the amount of information about opium, the trade a...  more »
  • Situated near the golden triangle in Chiang Rai , it's a sort of crash course on opium as a narcotic ,its effect on the local economy and political ramifications for the three countries ie Thailand , ...  more »
  • Nice, but not essential either! Off the news on manufacturing / use of opium, it is also qques more comprehensive info on l origins of the tribes etc.
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