Oub Kham Museum : Chiang Rai, Thailand

Oub Kham Museum is located near Den Ha market, one kilometer from the town center. The collection includes objects from the areas once belonging to or affiliated with the Lanna kingdoms encompassing northern Thailand and some parts of northeast Myanmar, southwest China and Vietnam. Apart from objects used in rituals the collection mainly consists of objects used at the royal courts including lacquer ware, silver jewelry and clothing.

Though less popular with tourists than other museums and cultural destinations, Oub Kham offers a comprehensive thousand-year history of the Tai people and Lanna culture. It does so through private collections of ancient artifacts, textiles, Buddha images and everyday items belonging to Julasak Suriyachai, who is descended from an old Lanna royal family. The highlight is the 400-year-old golden throne of Tai Yai royals from the Shan State in Myanmar, which is regarded as the only one of its kind left in the world.

Oub Kham Museum
Location: 81/1 Nahkhai Rd, Tambon Rop Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand

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