"Doi Tung & The Royal Villa & Botanical Gardens" Phra That Doi Tung by Mikebb

Phra That Doi Tung Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 37 photos

Our half day visit to the Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang Gardens was one of my favourite destinations on our 8th visit to Thailand. The gardens were established in 1992 as part of the Doi Tung Development Project established to assist the local Hill Tribes with work and activities to replace the opium cultivation which flourished in the hills and was banned by the Thai Government.

The district now has replaced the "poppy" with legitimate agriculture and the Doi Tung hill has developed into a tourist site. A small central arrival section has a Tourist Information Centre, several restaurants and cafes, market stalls.

The Royal Villa and its immediate gardens are the main attraction, however the Mae Fah Luang Garden located in the valley is essential viewing. There are many beautiful walking paths and photo opportunities abound.

  • Last visit to Phra That Doi Tung: Mar 2010
  • Intro Updated Apr 11, 2010
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    wonderful photos of the gardens

    • Mikebb's Profile Photo
      Sep 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM

      Agree, Purchased a flask of orchid seedlings here, no success in growing them in my shadehouse.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    The gardens are gorgeous and like I said before that statue is wonderful piece of art. Great page Mike!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    The gardens and that wonderful centerpiece of a statue is gorgeous! The Royal Villa looks so interesting. Neat page Mike!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Mike, you certainly managed lots of beautiful photos of this lovely part of Thailand! Your taxi race up the mountainside sounds like quite an adventure too! Great stuff.

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Great pages. I really love Thailand and hope to return next year.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    Beautiful page Mike! I tried hard to find a way here to no avail, will have to return to see these beautiful gardens.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    absolutely beautiful - knew i could count on a new page today. glad your transplanted orchid is thriving. and you look great in your new blue pants dwarfing the guide. a picture for memories.

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2010 at 5:30 AM

    That taxi ride sounds like fun! And you can tell your wife she did an amazing job taking those pics of the Mae Fah Luang garden, they're beautiful!

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Great page Mike...is that you with Peter the guide? I got to wear similar nice "pants" when I was visiting the Grand Palace in January..GREAT color and beautiful gardens!There's so much to see in Thailand isn't there!!

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    What spectacular gardens Mike. Great photos, I hope there are more coming.


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