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Address: 212 Moo 1 | Wiang Subdistrict, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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A history lesson worth having.

This is not an attraction to enjoy but to learn from. The long history of the cultivation and problems caused worldwide by its very being. The museum is laid out well with plenty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Northallerton, United Kingdom

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not an attraction to enjoy but to learn from. The long history of the cultivation and problems caused worldwide by its very being. The museum is laid out well with plenty of illustrations and artefacts and the cost of entry is minimal. Worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum gives a fantastic insight into the history of this area, have been here a few times now and still enjoyed today's visit

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think this is the opium museum proper. In fact, I don't know why they need 2 opium museums in the same town. Anyway, we were taken here on our Golden Triangle day tour so we explored it. This museum is very small but I guess it is still educational. I heard that the other opium museum is much... More 

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Thank Free D
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit at this magnificent Museum is really a MUST for people who want to know more about the history of the "GOLDEN TRIANGLE". In the quite recent past there were alot of poppy-fields in this region. The seedbox of the poppyflower contains a kind of white milk by which the opium is made. In the past some hilltribes cultivated... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Just across the street from Anantara Golden Triangle, a visit to this museum was part of the package. Truth be told I wasn't too impressed. But it probably was my fault. If you are interested in the history of the area in terms of the opium trade it probably is a good visit.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I love history. I have visited twice. The building is well constructed and well set out. On my first visit my Thai girlfriend said she wanted to go to the House of Opium that we passed in the car because she wanted to buy some Opium. I smiled and said "you don't know what Opium is, do you?". Upon seeing... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A museum displaying the history of opium in this part of region. Exhibits instruments and objects related to the opium industry. Informative. Spent about an hour in this museum.

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Grimbergen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Part of our tour but certainly not a highlight. Objects are exposed in an old fashioned manner. Animation would make this a much more interesting subject. The shop is almost as large as the exposition hall.

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Deloraine, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This would interest anyone who is curious enough to want to understand the history and reasons for this particular part of three countries (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos) becoming known as The Golden Triangle. I think a few travellers would be surprised.

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Geel, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Here you can find out the history of opium and the pipse and other devices needed to use this drug. It is a whole story, but the museum is not special. Nice to have seen it.

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