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Hall of Opium Museum

Moo 1 Ban Sop Ruak | Wiang, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
+66 (0) 5378 4444 - 6
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“opium museum” (37 reviews)
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Moo 1 Ban Sop Ruak | Wiang, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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+66 (0) 5378 4444 - 6
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum gives a good impression of the opium war, the differnt parties in that matter and the illustrations are well done. They figure out all the problems and deseas caused by opium and they point out how Thailand hopes to fight against that problem.

Thank chbarthels
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there in August. Frankly, I've never had an idea that Thailand would have a very good museum like this. It met international standard but locating almost the far north of Thailand. My friends cried when walking in this museum. Recommend for those who...More

Thank Yim777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting museum. It traces the history of opium, its use and impact on people, governments, traditions and even wars. It is very well done and includes several different videos. Start at the top on the 3rd floor and meander down chronologically...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have more than enjoyed our visit in the Hall of opium. We stayed a bit less than 2 hours in this very well-maintained place. The exhibition was very interesting and so interactive. This museum is really worth for the 200-bath entry fee.

1  Thank BTChevalier
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Great museum with audio and visual content about everything that relates to opium trade in the area: trade routes and colonization in the Middle Ages, the Opium Wars between Britain and China, how opium is plantes, harvested, prepared etc..

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

There are two museums dedicated to the Opium trade. We found the first tucked away between some shops on the left as you enter the town. It had limited parking and appeared to be quite small. After careful consideration, noting how many steps were required...More

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

No interactivity and lots of relatively 'static' and now dated content. That said, it was interesting to shed some light on the role opium has played in Thailand and its efforts to stamp out its trade. The historical perspective, especially in respect of the opium...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We visited this museum with our sons ( 19,20,21 years old ). The guide told us it would take 30 minutes to visit this museum, max 1hour, but our sons neede 1,5hour because they really liked this museum although they are no museum freaks. It...More

Thank sabienhons
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

If you have extra time visit this place . You can see how they use opium . Look the story there also .

Thank mick947
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I was stationed at a teaching position about an hour from here so decided to spend the money and time to go visit the museum based on the rave reviews both here and elsewhere. This included taxis there and back and a 200baht entrance fee....More

1  Thank Robyn C
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Response from Barb577 | Reviewed this property |
The Hall of Opium Museum is an attraction to go to - you would need to organise your own taxi or driver. I can recommend a driver named Kwanchai (he is a fantastic driver with a beautiful mini van and we have used him many... More
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