Oub Kham Museum

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Chiang Rai , Thailand
Th Nakhai
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adult/child 300/100B
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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. 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.