The Golden Triangle in Thailand offers a collection of sights and experiences that would leave any adventurer in awe. Here’s more about its attractions.
The Old Opium Museum
This museum highlights the opium trade that flourished in the region in days of yore. Tracking the opium trades history and how it was eventually controlled the museum displays interesting exhibits on the 19th-century opium wars while highlighting the Southeast Asian opium trafficking problems faced during the 20th century.
Hall of Opium Golden Triangle
This is quite an amazing museum that’s ranked as one of the best in Southeast Asia. Built and planned with a foreign collaboration this museum takes you on a marvellous journey of the opium trade. Insightful exhibits take you through the history of opium and the impact the narcotic had on the region. Although much pricier to enter than the previous museum, this one is well worth the extra fee.
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple is a little over an hour’s drive from the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, one of the finest Chiang Rai hotels. The place is also central to the city centre of Chiang Rai and well worth a visit. The white structure is one of Thailand’s most beautiful temples covered in pieces of cut mirrored tile.
Golden Triangle Temples
The Golden Triangle is home to a fascinating collection of vintage temples that house ancient artefacts. The beautifully adorned temples feature gilded interiors and elaborate architectural designs. Wat Chedi dates back to the 13th century with the chedi dating back to the 16th century. There is also Wat Phra That Chom Kitti dating back to the 10th century; there you can see a beautiful chedi with a bronze spire and fascinating Lopburi style Buddha images.
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