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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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+66 (0) 5378 4444 - 6
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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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Well worth a couple of hours

As we were staying across the road, we just popped in, thinking we would be there for half an hour or so. The museum is very well maintained but it looked soulless and we figured... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most fascinating museums I've visited. The eerie start through a tunnel of illusions, the history of the world through a visor of opium, trade wars, opium wars, Nangking agreement, Boxer rebellion, 20th century history. Interesting biological aspects of addiction. History of medicines. Drug abatement approaches. I think this is one of the most interesting museums... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were staying across the road, we just popped in, thinking we would be there for half an hour or so. The museum is very well maintained but it looked soulless and we figured it wouldn't have much in it. We had to leave after 2.5 hours, though we could easily have spent another hour there. It is well... More 

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houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very detailed history, but you can also skim, For a westerner it was a realization how much the British empire, Tea and Opium were tied to the dark times for the entire region for over 150 years. Basically China's population was getting decimated by opium use until after the second world war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very well done ,with artistic exhibits that consists of a 500 foot long tunnel that allows you to experience an opium high ( music and aroma and all)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum must not be missed when visiting the Golden Triangle. What an eye opening experience - makes you realise just how little one knows about the negative effects of opium. This is highly recommended. No photos allowed inside.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved this museum. it was a surprise to find such a high quality museum in a third world country. I liked the tunnel into the museum - experience of opium.

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Thank Phil W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suggest you to go visit this museum to collect some interesting information about local tribes and the opium history. There is a child area upstairs to keep your kids in a safe space while you stroll in the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a superb place to visit if you want to learn about opium and the history of this region. It has really good multimedia displays that will display the stories and history of opium in Asia. The more serious part of the display looks at the effects of opium.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting collection of opium pipes and weights for measuring the trades. The folklores of opium origin told my the hilltribe people were the most storytelling. Even the darkest culture used to be unjudged and part of the normal life. Very unique museum experience.

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Thank Phil Y
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a valuable and informative museum regarding the development of the use and trade of opium. It is extra valuable as it is located at once the paradise for the drug dealers. Note that no pictures are not allowed inside the museum.

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