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House of Opium Museum

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212 Moo 1 | Wiang Subdistrict, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
+66 53 784 060
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All reviews golden triangle entrance fee nice gift shop less than an hour interesting history khong river across the street chiang mai region display opium memorabilia trade exhibits museum information instruments
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum does not have a lot of depth, historically, but has an incredible collection of opium paraphernalia from covering the last 200 years. It gives a quick overview of the region and the opium trade. A bargain at 50 bhat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thereseoco
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a must do if you are in Golden Triangle. It gives us a very good insight into the days of the drug use and drug trade that made the area famous ,or more correctly infamous. It is in the older style, a bit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Howard M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I run a motorcycle tour business based out of Chiang Mai and when a tour takes us to this area, we always make a point of stopping here. The entrance fee is ridiculously cheap and theexhibits really show you the nitty gritty of the area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Bikeypikey
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit tells you all about the opium and the area was very informative and interesting not boring has a lot of lifelike displays

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Redtaffy12
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Opium through the recent ages. How it satisfied, accommodated and ravaged people. A good, compact museum showing the equipment used as the 'tools of the trade' with historical notes (in English). Places to eat and drink, nearby.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank martins251
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Just across the street from boat docking area. Very educational display, including rare objects from the time of opium. Less than two dollars admission fee. A great break from outside heat.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank s p
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Opium trade fluorished not so long along the Mekong at golden triangle border . This is a small museum dedicated to the history of the drug , interesting legends about the birth of the flower . They exhibit the instruments required to process the opium...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank vipina776
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Interesting museum before our trip onto the Golden Triangle. I was never aware of how organised and legal opium was at some time with weight and measures on show. Fascinating place and well worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Is well worth a visit when in the area. Great visual displays and plenty to read about. If you have any interest in the opium and the history of the golden triangle you will enjoy the Museum. A/C is great

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Although we only had less than an hour to see the exhibits and get a glimpse of the history surrounding the production of opium and the cultural issues connected to it, we thought the information was generally well displayed for a small museum. The souvenir...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Barbara O
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