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“A highly educational museum on the opium & tea trade.”

Hall of Opium Museum
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Hall of Opium Chiang Saen Tour from Chiang Rai
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Chiang Saen
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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“A highly educational museum on the opium & tea trade.”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I found this a highly interesting museum. Whilst its exists to educate on the opium trade and how Thailand, Laos & Burma became a part of it, it's also a fascinating look at the tea trade, and how the trade triangles of Britain, Africa & America and Britain, Africa & Asia played a huge role in opium's rise. By the end it also looks at the problem of drugs in general and how they can destroy lives. Granted, it's not wholly riveting and might not keep the attention span of young children, but they combine text, photographs and videos to great effect, and I for one came out having learnt a lot that I didn't know before I went in.

Visited April 2013
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“Its Not What You Think”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Probably the best museum that I saw this holiday. Again the Thai's have done this extremely well. They take you through the whole story of opium right through from growing and harvesting through to the problem that is opium. Again you need to take a good 2 hours for this. There is an entrance fee but it is only 200 bt. A must do.

Visited April 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Eye opener”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Very informative and well made. Worth a visit. Shows in great detail everything regarding the opium trade in the golden triangle and the affects it had

Visited April 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Smaller museum but more technical focus.”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Normally seen in conjunction with larger Hall of opium (government Museum).
See more details of opium manufacture and the tools and equipment used.
Well recommended must see. Allow 0.5-1hour.

Visited March 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Edutainment & Message driven Presentation”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Expensively constructed museum built inside a hill.
Good presentation with many items to see and try out.
Message is doctored as focuses of opium in general, the politics and the health problems.
Should go and see Opium museum as well to balance viewpoint.
You must catch taxi from exit door to drive around hill to get back to front entrance when finished.

Visited March 2013
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