House of Opium, Chiang Saen

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
Discover the dangers of addiction at House of Opium, 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 House of Opium and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Chiang Saen online day trip planner.
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  • We reached this museum while on a taxi tour to the golden triangle and the old temples in Chiang Saen. Entry was by a ticket for 50 Baht. The museum exhibits the history of opium, the process of...  more »
  • A little stuck in the 80s but other than that a really good exploration of opium trade. Lovely facility and staff good. Worth a look.  more »
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  • History of the opium trade in the golden triangle. Many historical artifacts presented and a fantastic gift shop for curios and souvenirs. I went with two teenagers and they enjoyed it very much. Some great information on the hill tribes also. Highly recommend.
  • Interesting place to visit for the museum and the local area.
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