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Address: 212 Moo 1 | Wiang Subdistrict, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Neil B
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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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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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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Thank Eddy D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a big letdown compared to the Hall of Opium museum. Little of interest to see here. It is quite small and extremely overcrowded with people and their ridiculous cell phones. You can pass on this one.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This was something provided to our group by our tour operator and was a very interesting one hour tour of learning about the history of the opium trade. A few free samples would have been a real highlight (I kid, I kid).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

The museum part explains all about the local opium trade, then you can peruse the gift shop for souvenirs such as tee shirts, replica drug paraphernalia, and fake silver jewelry, all at very good prices. If you're in Chiang Saen anyway, why not?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

An interesting overview of the history of the opium trade that had a major impact on the history of this region. Very informative & educational.

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