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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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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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Learn how opium spread across the world.

There are over 300 species of poppy plant. Only one produces opium. That one plant is a scourge across the world killing more people than any other drug. Learn how the British... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are interested in the back story of the Golden Triangle and the opium trade this is the place to do it. I wouldn't plan to spend a lot of time here.

Thank TBLJTiki
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are over 300 species of poppy plant. Only one produces opium. That one plant is a scourge across the world killing more people than any other drug. Learn how the British colonists spread opium through India, then Asia and how the Golden Triangle became the centre of opium production in the 1960-70s. That same region is now producing Yabba,... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a look if your interested in the history of the Golden Triangle area ... busy place popular with Chinese package tours I think

Thank Baz W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to a guided tour to see the Golden Triangle from Chiang Rai, the drive up was lovely seeing all the beautiful countryside that Thailand has to offer. It's a little museum, but full of information about opium so it's worth a visit. We went for a short tour of the museum, the first time we went here our... More 

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Stonegate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

It takes about an hour or so to go round, but the museum is very well presented. There was virtually no one there when we went and the exhibits tell the story of opium through the centuries to the present day, with interactive tapes and videos. You hear about the initial trades between the various countries; the use of opium... More 

Thank Bill W
Hopatcong, NJ, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Interesting museum - looks at the history of opium dealing and smuggling in the area. Takes about 30- 45 minutes to go through

Thank Palladinette
Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you like opium pipes this is the place. Get a short history of the opium culture of the area of the Golden Triangle.

Thank thibbs1955
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very interesting history of opium. Allow an hour or more if you really want to read and experience it all

Thank Shane S
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I visited the Hall of Opium when I was visiting my Ex - girlfriend in Thailand.. I had Friends in Chang Rai and we rented some Mopeds and had a blast around the Stunning Countryside. What a Place! The Countryside around the Hall is large jagged Hills with Jungle style forests covering them.. lots of small farming (quite poor) Villages... More 

Thank scott m
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The museum is built well, good designed and thought through. Yet i wish the first film would have been longer and more informative. if you really want to know much- there is a lot of reading to do through the whole museum. and with a child that doesn´know english- it is not so much to get out of a visit... More 

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