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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
+66 (0) 5378 4444 - 6
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So well presented . I only had 90 minutes , but I could have spent 3 hours at least . One of the many highlights of the area

Thank davidkLondonUK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in the area visit this place. It is well designed, educational and interesting. Reserve 1-2 hours. Not sure why it is not allowed to take pictures inside.

Thank 30Stella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to the visit. Beautiful landscape and buildings. Some information, but not as interactive and deep as we expected. It was some videos, some displays, lots of empty space... I think if there were some live talk or walk through learning...More

Thank fly_Harriett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

good exhibition for the opium history. inside there is a huge collection of the opium pipes and etc. visitors can choose and get a free postcard, and get a chop on it. it is very near to the golden triangle, thai boundary where you get...More

Thank arwen n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a good historical museum, but the narrative is told from an official perspective. It's very good on the crucial colonial promotion of the opium trade into SE Asia, but it glosses over the history of the US military and CIA involvement in the establishment...More

Thank LH M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is run but the Thai government and is well worth allocating a few hours to take it all in. There is so much information to read and take in and is presented with plenty of exhibits that have been well thought about. Such...More

Thank tikaani62
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I hired a car and travelled to the golden triangle to see this museum on a recommendation from a Thai local. Thoroughly enjoyed our two hours there. Very well done and very informative. Make time to read everything and don't go whizzing...More

Thank Linda196426
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and fairly new museum. A lot of history on the opium trade. Definitely worth a visit. Very close to the Golden Triangle.

Thank Herman K
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum with lots of interesting history about opium. If you are in the area or driving by it is worthwhile to stop, but I would not go out of your way to visit. It is not a must see.

Thank NoReligion
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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
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can you do airport pick up?
12 February 2015|
Response from Barb577 | Reviewed this property |
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