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Hall of Opium Museum, Chiang Saen
(3.8/5 based on 550+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • The hall had been decorated very strangely and attractively . I liked the architecture of the entrance Corridor and also different Marquette which showed different stories.about Opium trade and usage....  more »
  • The account history place and the reigns who settled by the opium trade that even today is part of the neighbour Laos. Shows wide range of consumer devices. Regions of production, One part shows also the Long Neck tribes. While it pays to take a look, go to see not.
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  • A modern museum dedicated to the history and modern problems caused by opium. Set in lovely grounds. Well worth a couple of hours visit. 
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