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Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

P.O. Box 7, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
66 53 841-000
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Mae Rim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Queen Sirkit Botanic Garden is one of the most renowned gardens in Thailand and a major hub for scientific research. Visitors can view beautiful... more » Owner description: The Queen Sirkit Botanic Garden is one of the most renowned gardens in Thailand and a major hub for scientific research. Visitors can view beautiful Thai orchids and palms while walking around the expansive grounds. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A Sydney landscape gardener friend of mine who has a Thai partner put me onto this and it was an excellent day out. We paid a meter taxi driver 1500 THB (about $A50) for the whole day. This was arranged by our hotel front desk (Rimping Village Hotel, Chiang Mai) and the driver was happy to take us anywhere en-route... More

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Aonang, Krabi
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13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Loved everything about the gardens. We spent half a day wandering between all the displays of plants , just lovely. We had children with us and they also.enjoyed the space and freedom.

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Lake of Geneva
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66 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We rented a motorbike and it was a lengthy drive out of Chiang Mai to the Queen Sirikit Gardens, but well worthwhile. The plantings are very well presented and represent all climates. Especially good are the green houses with a lot of orchidees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Beautiful gardens outside of the Queen's Pagoda inside Ithanon Park. Although the day was wet and the cloud cover made it difficult to see from the King's Pagoda over to Her Majesty's and beyond into the gardens, we were able to walk through and enjoy the serenity pervading this lovely place.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It was a lengthy drive north of Chiang Mai to the Queen Sirikit Gardens, but well worthwhile. I combined it with a visit to an orchid ranch and a stop & walk to the Mae Sa Waterfalls & park. The gardens , grounds and fountains are beautifully done. The many big, well kept green houses had every group of plants... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Quite the collection of botanical items from rainforest to desert, flowers to vines.....Grounds and different areas well maintained and full of indicative plants. Would definitely recommend a visit. The gift shop has got reasonably priced items for self or gifts as well.

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Brisbane
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We hired a driver for 4 hours and used a good portion of the time getting out of the city. There was horendous congestion caused by road works. The locals thought it was a good idea to repair the road at peak hour. We spent quite a bit of time in the glass houses. The two best ones were the... More

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Indian Wells
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were traveling 6 weeks in Asia to find the most beautiful gardens and this one and another in Chiang Rai, WON! A must see if you like flowers and pretty things. We hired a golf cart to take us around as the grounds were huge and would of taken us all day to see it all. You must wear... More

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Peguera, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I thought maybe I was getting old when I enjoyed a few hours in these gardens but see from reviews that young and old alike enjoyed it. Relaxing and quiet, fresh air, exercise if you want it but different areas very accessible by car, lovely views and beautiful flowers. Go into the hot houses too, well worth it and quite... More

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I visited two days running spending around five hours per visit in these lovely gardens. I am very glad I had the moped to drive around as although I'm fairly fit the Gardens are set into a steep hillside. If you have children I particularly recommend the Natural Science Museum for an interesting interactive hour or so. As often with... More

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