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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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  • We weren't sure of going to this Museum, but the monzone prompted us to do this ... and thank goodness! The place is worth visiting to understand the meaning of the opium business for Thailand over the centuries, and primarily for the Golden Triangle.
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  • We were given a choice of going to the House of Opium or the Hall of Opium ,we were advised to visit the later and were very glad we did .This is a relatively new museum provided by the recently decea...  more »
  • This is a good place to visit when you come to the Golden Triangle. Shown about Opium history in the world ,how did it come to Thailand. There's air-con in this building and souvenir shop from Doi Tun...  more »
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  • 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