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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 weeks ago via mobile

If you have extra time visit this place . You can see how they use opium . Look the story there also .

Thank mick947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was stationed at a teaching position about an hour from here so decided to spend the money and time to go visit the museum based on the rave reviews both here and elsewhere. This included taxis there and back and a 200baht entrance fee....More

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this place with my friends in last March to see the history about Opium in the north of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Good place to visit and see how they solve problem of Opium from this area.

Thank Tip I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum left me with a bit of amixed feeling. Had higher expectations from the inetractivity that was promised. I must say i did learn a thing or two from the museum visit about how war and drugs are connected. I liked the way they...More

Thank annetteds2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though we had learned some history of the Opium War, read some articles about drug trafficking, here the Opium Museum explains well which countries and powers behind the dark trades.

Thank catlee1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very polished museum, the journey into the exhibitions is a mind reset in it's own right. Having already visited Khun Sa's Camp and the Hilltribe Museum in Chiang Rai I was familiar with some of the material, but this took everything to...More

Thank Brent H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

very nice museum, fille with lot of exhibition part, replica and maps explaining problems of opium and trade advantaages and importance for this area - you shouldn't miss

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Well designed museum, like you are visting one of the famous attraction parks in the world. The plus is that it has a high educational value. What is opium, what was the initial purpose (medicinal) and what was and is eventually used for. How you...More

Thank Sen H
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Unique, interesting, shocking, all describe this large modern visionary evil history lesson. I've been to many museums, mostly unwillingly. There are two in the world I would return to and this is one (the other is the "Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame" in Cleveland,...More

1  Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a fantastic museum. It is highly informative and well laid out. This was one of the best things we did while in the north of Thailand. If you like museums and enjoy reading in the museum, give yourself 2-3 hours. One criticism is...More

1  Thank Richard W
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11 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