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The resort, a fusion of traditional Lanna and contemporary Thai, designed to merge harmoniously with our riverside surroundings
Warm smiles and friendly faces you are likely to meet at The Legend.
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Transfer by bus or private limousine
Located in single or two-storey contemporary Lanna-style buildings of two, four or six units
Located in single-storey buildings of two units designed in contemporary Lanna style
Located in single-storey buildings of two units constructed in contemporary Lanna style
A beautiful accommodation choice, ideal for honeymooners, wedding anniversaries or other ‘special’ holidays
Our biggest accommodation. Spacious, luxury 2-bedroom pool villa for your family. With uninterrupted riverviews and its own pool
The legacy of this region is shared and perpetuated by the local people
Our treatments use ancient remedies handed down through successive generations
The Riverside Terrace, Ou Kao Classic Thai Restaurant, and Suan Chainam BBQ Restaurant and Beer Garden
An infinity pool of over 200 square metres with integrated bubble bed
Located on the river front, this attractive venue is suitable for various important events and special occasions
The Gateway to the Golden Triangle. Chiang Rai the capital of Thailand's northern most province
Doi Tung Temple, Mae Faluang Garden, the Royal Palace, Doi Mae Salong and boat trip along the Kok river
Yao, Long Neck Karen, Lahu and Akha villages; Mae Sai, Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen, etc.
Discovering the hill tribes around Chiang Rai
Golf, cycling and elephant trekking, riverboat rides and more.
- Special Packages
The Hall of Opium Golden Triangle Park
When the 10-million-dollar Hall of Opium opened in 2005 after 10 years of planning, some critics branded it as a legal means to continue making money out of tragedy. Either they hadn’t looked into the research behind the 5,600 square-meter building, or they hadn’t looked into the sophisticated, interactive exhibition itself.
Only a few kilometers from the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak rivers, where a tiny spit of golden sand originally gave the name to this Thai/Laos/Burma junction, the idea came to the late Princess Mother that education might help turn curious tourists into drug opponents. Her Mae Fah Luang Foundation began international research; financial assistance came from the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Japanese government; and the result is vivid, memorable, and most vitally, responsible.
Close to fields which not many years ago yielded millions of poppies - the white sap of which was extracted and boiled to make opium - visitors enter a very long, very dark tunnel filled with the sound of muted wailing, and skeletal figures reaching out uselessly for help.
This experience dispels at once all suspicion of glorification of a trade estimated to be worth 400 billion dollars a year as recently as 2000. The tunnel opens out into pretty flowers and ugly facts. Merchants and criminals were not the only elements thriving on opium 4,000 years ago (and later its refined product, heroin). Governments also exploited the substance which started as a pain killer and fashionable habit, but degenerated into expensive misery and, quite simply, a killer.
Other displays allow one to glimpse life on a British clipper ship, racing through the seas laden with opium grown in India to barter for tea grown in China; the opium wars fought between the UK and China in the 19th century; secrets of smugglers, gambling possible death sentences against enormous profits; and the famous British Hong Kong finance houses based on the trade. One emerges into the light and can’t help but be saddened by the massive loss and misery to poor and humble, and rich and famous alike.
A visit will take two to three hours. The Hall is closed on Mondays. The nearby fields are closed to poppies. The Golden Triangle, at least Thailand’s third, now yields tea, coffee, and macadamia nuts. Long may it be so.