Oub Kham Museum ‘Sip the taste of the history of Lanna Kingdom.’

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If you step in to a historic town like Chiang Rai, which was also a part of Lanna Kingdom, it will be a pity if you dont visit any places that consist of this history. 

There are so many places around Chiang Rai, where you can go and learn about the history of Lanna Kingdom. By saying learn, we dont actually mean sitting in a classroom and read a student book, but we mean getting all valuable knowledge from everywhere. Therefore, it will be a great opportunity for you to get outside and learn stuffs from real places. 

And, here is a place that you should go, in case you cant decide. You should visit Oub Kham Museum, a museum of Lanna history that will full-fill your brain and mind.

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Oub Kham Museum was built by Julasak Suriyachai, a lecturer who totally loves the history of Lanna and has always wanted to preserve it. The name of the museum is based on ‘Oub Kham’, which is a gold-coated bamboo bowl used by kings or some senior monks to contain foods.

Really, this is not a large museum like many others, but it is definitely a good museum to visit. Its decoration is in Lanna contemporary style, looking quite colorful. Around the museum, there are gardens and fountains, creating the fresh atmosphere.

Everything at Oub Kham Museum is all about Lanna. All exhibitions reflect its valuable stories. There are exhibitions both indoor and outdoor. For the outdoor, there are a large field, trees, and sculptures. For the indoor, you can just walk right into the building with pointy roof.

The exhibitions are mostly like ornaments, silverwares, or some ancient collections. You better see them with your eyes only. Don’t touch them, or you will damage them and cause an inordinate amount of money. Not only that, photography is probably prohibited in some parts of the museum. Therefore, let’s be careful.

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The admission fees are quite affordable too. Anyone can go.  

For Thai Tourists:

An adult: 200 Baht

A child: 100 Baht

For Foreign Tourists:

 An adult: 300 Baht

A child: 200 Baht

The museum is open daily, from 8:00-17:30. If you have any questions, feel free to visit the website www.oubkhammuseum.com. or call 053-713349.

How to get there

Oub Kham Museum is located at 81/1, Na Khai Road, Rob Wiang District, Muang County, Chiang Rai Province

To get there, it is quite convenient. The place is just next to Den Ha Market. You can take a bus from The Transport Company Limited and then, you trip is ready. You will arrive at the museum in no time, as it is in the middle of Chiang Rai downtown.

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