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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

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was well worth of time and money. Good deeply can be more sophisticated but any how it serves the purpose one can get satisfactory answers to Opium, its business and mafia who play ed roles in running their empires until some decades ago. It...More

Thank yousafzai67
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a small place just across the street from the boat docking place. Very interesting display, very educational, and rare original objects used in the time of opium seen. Only two dollars admission fee for this nice break from the heat. Can be crowded...More

Thank s p
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

big museum. empty the day we were there. an interesting study on the significance of opium in the history of the region

Thank NKWworldtravel2018
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Very small but interesting museum where you can learn more about the history of the golden triangle. We had our own private tour, when cycling there with Chiang Rai Bicycle Tours.

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Got "stuck" here because in my tour I opted out from the boat ride and preferred to visit this museum and I don't regret one bit. There is a lot of information on history, trafficking and background about Opium. Entrance is 50BHT pp and you...More

Thank daesquiv
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

IF you are in the Golden Triangle then you should visit this museum. It is a few minutes by car from the Golden Trianlge. It was very impressive with the amount of information about opium, the trade and the area. Entrance fee is 200baht but...More

Thank John and Deb K
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Situated near the golden triangle in Chiang Rai , it's a sort of crash course on opium as a narcotic ,its effect on the local economy and political ramifications for the three countries ie Thailand , Myanmar and Laos .

Thank Vipin A
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the Golden Triangle region. I walked in knowing nothing about Opium but now I feel like an expert. At first I thought the 200 baht entrance fee was a bit steep, but I changed my...More

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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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