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Hall of Opium Museum

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Address: Moo 1 Ban Sop Ruak | Wiang, Chiang Saen 57150 , Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 (0) 5378 4444 - 6

Located in the heart of the infamous Golden Triangle, this museum is...

Located in the heart of the infamous Golden Triangle, this museum is dedicated to educating visitors about the history of the opium trade and the dangers of addiction.

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Unexpectedly interesting.

Definitely worth a visit if you are staying near by. Its nicely laid out and takes you step by step through the history of opium. Best thing is the hall of reflection at the end... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Alison B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was truly shocked to see such a nice museum in a remote part of Thailand. The structure, displays and information is really world class. Ignore the negative reviews below - the history of Opium is quite intriguing and you'll learn so much. We spent two hours there, but could have easily spent another two. No photos inside - so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge! Allow a couple of hours (we were rushed) but there is so much to learn especially about the influence of the British East India Company on the opium trade. A very well maintained and educational museum, well worth a visit for anyone visiting the golden triangle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative. Clear and concise history of Opium in the region and internationally. A little pricey.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken here by our guide as part of a private tour of the region. Although it had some interesting information it also had some strange artefacts / displays. We had 3 children between the ages of 5 and 13 and they weren't at all interested. Although given time I think my parents would have been happy to stay... More 

Thank JaneAdelaideAdelaide
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a quick look through it was very busy and stuffy with heaps of loud tour guides. We saw all the processing of opium manufacture and implements used, but did stay too long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its not big so you dont need to clear allot of time for it but its very interesting, shows all the important historic info and related items I recommend visiting if you happen to be in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

an eye opener. If you have kids, or even better teenagers, do not miss the Opium Hall. Very impressive museum/exhibition about opium/drugs. The history of the actual drugs, that contemplate from discovery, wars until nowadays. It is the worlds history. We were very positive surprised. Our daughter (12) found it very informative and gave her/us lots of things to talk... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Definitely worth a visit if you are staying near by. Its nicely laid out and takes you step by step through the history of opium. Best thing is the hall of reflection at the end, where you can quietly sit amd think over what you have seen.

Thank Alison B
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Located right across from the Anantara, this is an amazing interactive museum, keeping the entire family entertained and educated for 2+ hours. One really not to miss

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect from this museum but I ended up being quite impressed with the thoughtful and interesting way it presented the subject. Its displays are interesting and interactive, and presented in Thai and English. They provide historical and current perspectives on opium and drug abuse and crime. The most innovative aspect, however, is the black lit... More 

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