The Hall of Opium, Golden Triangle Parkพิพิธภัณฑ์หอฝิ่น_1406600506.jpg
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Address : Moo 1, Ban Sop Ruak village, Tambon Wiang, Amphoe Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai Province

Telephone : +6653-78-4444-6

Operating day : Tuesday - Sunday

Operating time : 08.30 - 16.00

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Chiang Rai

The Hall of Opium Museum is a combination of multimedia and exhibition to make learning more fun. Aiming to educate people about opium, this exhibition portrays every angle of the story, starting from the history of the Golden Triangle, the origin of opium, the opium war, opium warlords, drug smugglers, opium effects, the battle against opium and poppy growing, to rehabilitation of living conditions of the people who live in the central of the Golden Triangle, the former worldwide infamous drug trading zone. The exhibition features the following zones: Entrance Zone: A 137-meter-long dark tunnel towards an artificial poppy field in the Hall Zone. Hall Zone: An artificial poppy field, where you can learn about various species of poppy flowers. Opium in Siam Zone: A mock-up of a Chinese tea house in Yaowarat where people came to smoke opium and the story about the origin of opium in Siam. Magic Medicine Zone: This zone shows science behinds the development of morphine and heroin.  Opium Effects Zone: This zone shows the adverse impact of drugs and drug addictions on individuals and the society. Apart from the Golden Triangle Park, nearby attractions include: - The Golden Triangle, where three countries, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar, meet at the Mekong River. - Wat Phra That Chom Kitti, an ancient relic from the pre-Chiang Saen period - Wat Phra That Pha Ngao, a chedi situated on the back of a giant rock, similar to the famous Phra That Inn Kwaen of Myanmar. - Wat Phra That Chedi Luang, Chiang Saen’s main chedi. - Wat Pa Sak - Wat Phra Chao Lan Thong, where a 1,200 kilogram bronze Buddha image is enshrined. - Chiang Saen National Museum, which houses antiques and archeological objects unearthed in Chiang Saen and surrounding areas.  

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How to get there

The Hall of Opium Museum is located 10 kilometers away from Amphoe Chiang Saen. Take Highway 10, pass Amphoe Mae Chan and turn right into Highway 1016 (Mae Chan – Chiang Saen). Turn left at the bypass intersection, go straight through Amphoe Chiang Saen, and take another left turn to the road along the Mekong River.

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