Golden Triangle Park Hall of Opium Track the history of opium.

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You may not believe that opium used to be legal before in Thailand. Yes, that is true. Long time ago, many people purchased and consumed it, which caused large amounts of money for Thai economy. 

However, time changes, things change. Opium is no longer legal. Therefore you may want to know the story when opium was glorious in Thailand, right? Then lets find out about it. There is a place where you can learn a lot about this. 

Lets visit ‘‘Golden Triangle Park Hall of Opium.

The Golden Triangle Park Hall of Opium is located in Chiang Rai. It is a museum which exhibits everything you need to know about opium. Good place to take your children and grandchildren to, for their new opportunities of field education. 

The whole place is quite large, with about 400,000 square metres. This is enough for the all exhibitions, from the history of opium to the troubles from opium.

golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium

The museum appears as a grey-colored house. You will definitely see the big sign written ‘Hall of Opium’ at the front. The atmosphere around there is quite peaceful, fresh, and relaxing. You may want to take a few photos before going inside, so that you will have evidences of your arrival.

Inside the hall of opium museum, there are many types of displayed items. Starting from the entrance, which is a tunnel decorated with spooky-looking scultures and blue lights, after walking along it for a while, you will enter the zone of history, which is the first zone.

At the zone of history, you should learn all fundamental things about opium since the age of Ancient Egypt or Ancient Greece. There you will also find the answer why opium was once legal in Thailand. 

Finishing the zone of history, you will continue with the hall of photographs. This is a small hall but full of countless photographs and video clips that present stories of opium. You should take a look at them.

golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium

On your way, you will see a lot of big glass cases, which stores figures of humans. There are quite many statues around the museum, in fact. They originated from various case studies of opium, including the consuming of the narcotic. You should learn how dangerous it is from these statues. 

Not only that, tools used for opium consuming are also displayed in the museum, same as an artificial bamboo house used for opium production in Thailand.

The last zone to visit is the multimedia room. This room is full of modern technologies, which will help you learn more about opium.  

If you want to go to the museum, it is available on Tuesday to Dunday, from 8:30 to 16:00.  

The Admission Fee: 

Thai tourist = 200 Baht per one person

Foreign tourist = 300 Baht per one person

Elderly people, teenagers = 50 Baht per one person 

For further details, you may call 053-784444-6, or 053-652151.

 

golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium
golden triangle park hall of opium, hall of opium

How to get there 

Golden Triangle Hall of Opium is located at Area1, Ban Sob Ruak, Wiang District, Chiang Saen County, Chiang Rai Province.

You should start your trip in Chiang Saen County, before following the Highway No.1290. Just keep going until the sign ‘Golden Triangle Hall of Opium’ is located in front of you. All you have to do is follow the direction on that sign. Finally, you will arrive at the museum in no time. If you do not have car, most hotel and travel agency in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai can arrange the private tour or the car rental with driver for your group.