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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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  • It's a good historical museum, but the narrative is told from an official perspective. It's very good on the crucial colonial promotion of the opium trade into SE Asia, but it glosses over the history...  more »
  • This Museum is run but the Thai government and is well worth allocating a few hours to take it all in. There is so much information to read and take in and is presented with plenty of exhibits that ha...  more »
  • My Husband and I hired a car and travelled to the golden triangle to see this museum on a recommendation from a Thai local. Thoroughly enjoyed our two hours there. Very well done and very informative....  more »