Oub Kham Museum
Oub Kham Museum information
This slightly zany museum houses an impressive collection of paraphernalia from virtually every corner of the former Lanna kingdom. The items, some of which truly are one of a kind, range from a monkey-bone food taster used by Lanna royalty to an impressive carved throne from Chiang Tung, Myanmar. It’s located 2km west of the town centre and can be a bit tricky to find; túk-túk will go here for about 60B.
Guided tours (available in English) are obligatory and include a walk through a gilded artificial cave holding several Buddha statues, complete with disco lights and fake torches! The grounds of the museum are equally kitschy and include a huge golden naga statue (a mythical serpent-like being with magical powers), waterfalls and fountains. An equal parts bizarre and enlightening experience.