Oub Kham Museum, Chiang Rai
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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About Oub Kham Museum, Chiang Rai
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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Oub Kham Museum, Chiang Rai Reviews
Don't be intimidated by the 300 baht entry fee. This place is worth the price. Unlike many museum in Thailand which you only look around. This museum provide a guide to explain various things to you. This museum is privately owned and the owner have vast collections of valuable antiques. And because it's escorted from room to room, you won't be able to go back to the room after you left. No turning back, so you should really take your time to observe what you are interested in.
Treasure trove of Lanna artworks, spectacular displays, much better collections than the government run regional museum, with this price you got 1 hour guided tour and a complimentary tea. It was a very pleasant delight, worth every cent.
A closely curated exhibition of artifacts collected from different kings and tribal regions. The level of craftsmanship seen in the silverwares are quite curious. You can see the style that each era and region varies in the sculptures of Buddha. Entry fee is 300Bahtbfor adults and 200bahy for children.
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