Private Tour: Chiang Rai City Sightseeing
Discover the highlights of Chiang Rai’s culture and history on this daylong private tour with a professional guide.
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.