This private museum has an impressive collection of artifacts from the ancient Lanna kingdom of northern Thailand. The collection includes carved thrones, embroidered costumes, Buddha images, antique jewelry, and priceless items used by royalty like the oub kham – the golden bowl that the museum is named for. There are minimal signs, but the English-speaking tour guide will ensure you know the story behind each item.
Don’t forget to take a walk around the museum grounds which are resplendent with traditional Lanna architecture, statues, and fountains.
The Oub Kham Museum is located about 1 kilometer outside of Chiang Rai on Nakhai Road near the Den Ha Market. The busy highway is not ideal for walking, so hire a tuk-tuk to take you here. The museum is open daily and the admission fee is payable in Thai currency.