Oub Kham Museum, Chiang Rai
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Oub Kham Museum, Chiang Rai - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 81/1, Military Front Road, Robwiang, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Ticket Price: 200 THB
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Visit the Oub Kham Museum that exhibits thousands of rare Lanna items, as well as the artefacts of the Tai people from neighbouring countries. This museum was conceptualized by a retired teacher Julasak Suriyachai. The museum has been named as Oub Kham Museum, derived from a northern term referring to a golden serving bowl used by the royal family during the Lanna period, which lasted from the 13th-18th centuries. There are different rooms in this museum that exhibit:
- The first room exhibits Lanna arts and accessories such as silverware of Tai peoples such as the Tai Lu, old coins from China’s Yunnan province and an old divorce certificate made of silver.
- The second room houses a collection of Buddha images including an ancient seated Buddha statue from the Chiang Saen era, a white marble image from Chiang Tung in Burma’s Shan State and various small seated figures made from colourful stones, some of which date back 15 centuries.
- The third room exhibits crafted wooden Buddha images from Burma as well as a 500 yrs old small Buddha figurine made of gold.
- The fourth room shows various items from the royal court, including an old silk sarong with gold threads from the family of the ruler of Nan, as well as old fabrics from Chiang Tung, Xishuangbanna and Mandalay.
- Next is a room that imitates a cave to show how Lanna people kept their valuable items.
- The sixth room is a fashion exhibition where samples of colourful garments worn by Tai people such as the dai yi, dai li, jingpo and zhong dai are displayed.
- The last room is the museum’s highlight, displaying a complete set of Lanna-style throne.
Oub Kham Museum Ticket Prices
For foreign nationals:
- Child: 100 Baht
- Adult: 200 Baht
For citizens of Thailand:
- Child: 50 Baht
- Adult: 100 Baht
How To reach Oub Kham Museum by Public Transport
- Hire a taxi from Chiang Rai city centre.
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Too expensive for what you get. For the same price as the entrance fee you can get a motorbike and go to one of the nearby waterfalls! Keep in mind that you will only find ancient items from royal families and high ranking peoples at this museum. Lots of expensive highly decorated items.
Very interesting museum, we visited it in a rainy day. The guide is very kind and will accurately describe everything in the huge collection of ancient pieces. An interesting fact is that the museum and its collection where built by a single man in the span of 36 years
Expensive entry fee according to Thai standard, but worth every cent. The museum is beautiful and the collection amazing. Even better, the ticket comes with a guided tour and tea session afterwards in a beautiful room.
If u wanna know and see Thai Northern history stuff ... this place is awesome ... has many historic collections.
The guide has an approximative yet very charming English. The collection is rich and interesting. Still, it is a bit expensive for what you get...
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