Oub Kham Museum

Oub Kham Museum information

Location
Chiang Rai , Thailand
Address
Th Nakhai
More information
www.oubkhammuseum.com
Prices
adult/child 300/100B
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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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.

The Oub Kham Museum is 2km west of the town centre and can be a bit tricky to find; túk-túk will go here for about 50B.

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 serpentlike being with magical powers) and countless waterfalls and fountains. Truly an equal parts bizarre and enlightening experience.