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Museum in Sop Ruak

Hall of Opium

One kilometre north of Sop Ruak on a 40-hectare plot opposite the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa, the Mae Fah Luang Foundation has established the 5600-sq-metre Hall of Opium. The multimedia exhibitions i…
Museum in Sop Ruak

House of Opium

This small museum with historical displays pertaining to opium culture is worth a peek. Exhibits include all the various implements used in the planting, harvest, use and trade of the Papaver somniferum resin, inclu…
Buddhist Temple in Sop Ruak

Wat Prathat Pukhao

Wat Prathat Pukhao provides the best viewpoint of the Mekong junction of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. There are steps up to the temple next to the House of Opium.
Buddhist Temple in Sop Ruak

Phra Chiang Saen Si Phaendin

The first sight you’ll inevitably see in Sop Ruak is Phra Chiang Saen Si Phaendin, a giant Buddha statue financed by a Thai-Chinese foundation. The statue straddles a boatlike platform and visitors here are encourag…