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Address: 212 Moo 1 | Wiang Subdistrict, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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Interesting opium paraphernalia

Jan 24 The Golden Triangle is a "must," but once there, you might be disappointed. There are markers to define the confluence of 3 countries, but really there are two "Golden... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum tells the story of the opium trade and should be visited. It emphasizes the culpability of western countries/companies, and perhaps is biased in that respect. However, I think the underlying story is important

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jan 24 The Golden Triangle is a "must," but once there, you might be disappointed. There are markers to define the confluence of 3 countries, but really there are two "Golden Triangles." This one is more accepted as the definitive "Golden Triangle." Nearby the Opium Museum has an interesting collection of artifacts from pipes to bongs with a well-done narrative... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location across from Golden Triangle. For the money it's amazing. It's fun for everyone. Great, great gift shop too and extremely reasonable prices!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance fee was THB50. The ticket itself was also a beautiful postcard, which comes in 6 options. Though not big, the museum did have a lot to exhibit. First, there were introductions of tribes who used to grow opium flowers. Then, it was how they grew and harvested the crops. The museum even exhibited the scale of how people... More 

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Leonia, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of the trade, the paraphernalia is all here. Right in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Cheep admittance.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit of history and some tips on how to harvest the poppies(?!) It passes some time on this stretch of road if you stop here.

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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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