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Oub Kham Museum
Oub Kham Museum: ‘Feast your eyes, full-fill your brain with the history of Lanna Kingdom.’
Kids nowadays don’t go to historical museums very often, as they may prefer playing games, or watching TV. That is not bad, but disappointing. By attaching themselves to technologies too much, kids may not have chances of learning old, valuable stories from the past.
Therefore, new-age parents should take their children to historical museums occasionally, in order to help them learn about old days and apply those to everyday life. Not only that, if kids know much about the past, there will be better chances for them to prepare for the future.
Now, let’s waste no time! Make a vacation! Grab your kid’s hand and take him/her to any historical museum you know.
But if you don’t know any historical museum, then let’s this one be your suggestion, ‘Oub Kham Museum’ in Chiang Rai.
Oub Kham Museum’s exhibition is all about Lanna history.It was established by Julasak Suriyachai, who’ve always wanted to preserve the valuable stories of Lanna.
The name ‘Oub Kham’ came from a kind of utensil, which is in fact a food bowl made of gold-coated bamboo. It was used by kings and senior monks only. This thing is displayed in the museum too, of course.
The museum is small but fabulous, marvellous, and incredible! If arrive at it, you will see that it appears as glorious, colorful Lanna-contemporary architectures, being decorated with beautful gardens and fountains.
There are many ancient items being displayed there, both outdoor and indoor. The outdoor exhibition area is a large field surrounded with trees and sculptures. The indoor is a pointy-roofed building.
All of displayed items are rare. You should take your kids to see at least once in lifetime. Most of these items are luxury ornaments, costumes, sliverwares, ancient collections, utensils, from royal palace in the past. Admire them carefully. Don’t touch them or you may damage them. Remember, these stuffs are really old. The damage will cause an inordinate amount of money. On top of that, you should be careful when you want to take photos.
Oub Kham museum is available everyday, from 8:00-17:30. Here are the admission fees.
For Thai Tourists:
An adult: 200 Baht
A child: 100 Baht
For Foreign Tourists:
An adult: 300 Baht
A child: 200 Baht
Lastly, if you want any more details, you may visit the website www.oubkhammuseum.com. or call 053-713349.
How to get there
The museum is located at 81/1, Na Khai Road, Rob Wiang District, Muang County, Chiang Rai Province. It is not difficult for you to find, as it is just next to Den Ha Market, right in the middle of Chiang Rai downtown. The most convenient way to get there is to hire a bus from The Transport Company Limited for about 50 Baht or you can book the private tour with us for 1 Day trip.
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