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Reviewed October 31, 2009

We didn't expect much from the Hall of Opium, and when we saw it on our itinerary we were less than excited. However, we gave it a chance, and it was actually really good. There were many interactive exhibits and special effects, and it gave us insight into everything from the growing of poppy, to its impact on the Thai people, to how it is made into Opium, how it is used legally and illegally, the Opium wars between Britain and China and its importance to those two countries.

The museum was set up by the late Princess Mother, in order to help educate the local Hill Tribes about opium and also to help teach them how to switch over to other forms of income so they don't have to grow poppys. It tells an interesting story in an interesting way, we were very surprised, but it was modern and well done.

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Reviewed October 13, 2008

A lovely oasis of cool and calm giving a very comprahensive history of opium in the region.

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Reviewed June 26, 2006

We were enjoying nothern thailand and decided to extend our trip from the more usual spots, chaing rai and chiang mai to include chiang sien. It is basically as north as you can go next to Laos and still be in Thailand. We rented bicycles and toured the area finding a really great museum and ruins. It was beautiful and all the people we met were very nice to us. We then headed to the opium museum which tells the story of the opium trade which was what the area was infamous for not to long ago. There were two musums. One more modern and high tech than the other but both were worth going to and the bike ride from the chaing sien area only took 30-40 minutes. It was a very nice way to see the area and find little treasures like local markets and small wats. Definately recommended if you have some extra time.

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