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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.
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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 via mobile

Spent time locating address on map at trip advisor, (just outside of Chiang Rai) though description did say in Golden Triangle. Couldn’t reach anyone by phone or website. Anyone else have trouble locating?

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting, comprehensive view of the opium industry. Having said that, I found it too large and parts of it were a little silly. It seemed to be a repository for all the opium related items they could find in Thailand. The museum itself could...More

Thank duckleader
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative An important part of the history and culture. It’s actually quite beautiful The grounds are very tropical

Thank TheTravelTailor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite interesting large place nicely aircon but a lot of reading of all the info on the walls was a bit long winded bit boring no photos were allowed last part was good about real people affected

Thank Redtaffy12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It is a really worthwhile trip. We learned so much. It’s very interactive and interesting

1  Thank ScarletBegonia_69
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely experience. Withing walking distance from our hotel it was a real delight to see and learn what the thai royral family did for the country in order to eradicate drug use at the golden triangle. Highly recommened

Thank Happyfamily1122
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Great museum, which we believe was part of the programmes created by the late King Rama Nines mother. The displays are very well done and a real eye opener to why opium cultivation was so important to the local population and the effects it had...More

Thank Kiwisflythecoop
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

On a recommendation we visited the Opium Museum which turned out to be excellent. This is definitely worth a visit and has been done to a very high standard. Great value for the price.

Thank Heather D
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is well worth the visit if you are in the area. It is full of very interesting displays - and done in such a way that you don't get bored. Well done on highlighting the importance of education in regard to opium - such...More

Thank hall3195
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Interesting to read about the development of the opium trade in the area and how the poppy is transformed into opium. Plenty of displays in the small museum - also to read about the giant Mekong catfish! Just opposite the Golden Triangle viewpoint.

Thank kathryndob
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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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