Monday, 15 July 2024

House of Opium: Preserving the Legacy of the Golden Triangle

House of Opium Chiang Saen Chiang Rai

House of Opium Chiang Saen Chiang Rai

House of Opium is a small private museum located in Chiang Rai, showcasing tools and equipment used for opium consumption in the past. The exhibits cover the history of the Golden Triangle, opium cultivation, and the process of opium consumption. The lower floor of the museum also serves as a souvenir shop.

House of Opium Museum Chiang Rai

House of Opium Museum Chiang Rai

Opium smoking pipes House of Optium

Opium smoking pipes House of Optium

Founded by Khun Phatcharee Srimathayakun, a Chiang Rai native with a connection to the Golden Triangle, the museum originated from a desire to preserve old items that were being sold in her souvenir shop. The name “House of Opium” was given by Khun Rong Wongsawan, a national artist and writer.

Cultural heritage House of opium-chiang-rai

Cultural heritage House of opium-chiang-rai

Address: 221 Moo 1, Wiang, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai 57150
Phone: 0-5378-4060 Fax: 0-5378-4062
Opening Hours: Daily from 07:00 to 19:00
Admission Fee: 50 Baht per person, free for children
Website: https://houseofopium.co
Facebook: https://facebook.com/HouseOfOpiumMuseum
Email: houseofopium.museum@gmail.com

thanks images from https://houseofopium.co and tourismthailand.org

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