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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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A Glimpse of Myanmar and the Golden Triangle Trip...
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Chiang Saen
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Very important to understand all the history around the Golden Triangle, as well all the impact of opium in health and society. I loved the shop there to buy some gifts to bring home.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This museum featured video, static display and a wealth of really interesting information. Quite a lot of walking but well worth it especially from someone who doesn't usually like museums!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice building design and story of the opium trade, not recommended for children, good for 1.5 hours, Anantara hotel can give guess free tickets

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The museum is great place to learn about the history of opium in the region. The exhibits are very well done and very informative. Definitely worth a visit.

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Learned some very interesting facts - both historical and contemporary - Just a pity that the museum do not have real opium flower to show..

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SURREY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Set in a magnificent government building, this museum is a must if you are in the area. You need at least 2 hours to look around all the exhibitions & listen to the mini films telling you the history of opium use. I found it really informative as i had no idea of the scale of opium use across the... More

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Hanoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It's such an amazing museum more than I imagined of my whole trip in the north of Thailand. It provided so much knowledge about the history of opium from the first time it appeared up to now. It has high interactive with the viewers. You won't regret it.

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Fairmont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Hall of Opium Museum located just shy of the Mekong river (a location I wanted nothing to do with in 1972) is a very modern, unique and interactive journey through the history, production politics of opium. Centuries of opium use is explained and the politics that both propagated and helped in keeping it smuggled out of the Golden Triangle... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A very well done modern museum about the history of opium and its effects on the region and its people. Worth seeing

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

its amazing how much information is in this tiny museum..but there is alot to learn here!! you will get more out of it than your thinking when you see it!

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