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Doi Tung - The Royal Villa

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Address: Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-5376-7015-7
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One word-Beautiful

Never miss this place. It's simply gorgeous. The museum comes with portable audio to listen to it's history. Time spent: 1 hour

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Never miss this place. It's simply gorgeous. The museum comes with portable audio to listen to it's history. Time spent: 1 hour

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Were there a Stairway to heaven it would originate on these grounds. A Kaleidiscope of color in the surrounding gardens, fresh cut grass and of course the King's mothers residence. Set above the surrounding plains it takes a bit of patience navigating through a twisty ascending road to get here and well worth it ! The ceiling along with a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Modern, most areas cordoned off, nothing of note to see inside - one display cabinet actually featured a plastic tea strainer used by someone who lived there ... really not worth going, even if you go to the gardens first (see separate review)

1 Thank The-Happy-Traveller0
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Royal villa was constructed for HRH Princess Srinagarindra in 1988 and she called it the home of Doi Tung. The villa is modelled like along the lines of a Swiss chalet. It is built of concrete and teak on the outside and panelled with pine from crates used for importing tools and other items from Europe. The highlight is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We really enjoyed the audio tour of the royal villa and had a very pleasant lunch in the gardens at a coffee shop where we let the beauty of the garden wash over us.

Thank Brian R
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have combined our two days trip from Chaing Mai to Chiang Rai ( 3 hrs relaxing drive with a stop for a coffee) with a trip to Doi Tung (approx. 1 hr from C.R.). On arrival in C. R. we have booked a hotel and off we went to Doi Tung. The road to the Royal Villa (20 -... More 

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The tour of the villa and the accompanying garden grounds was fascinating, educational and very beautiful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we had mediocre expectations for doi tung, but now consider it a highlight of our trip in northern thailand! we expected to have beautiful mountain views, but we did not realise the royal villa and surrounding would be such a long day trip. take the time to wander around the gardens - they are beautiful. we also went to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Definitely a highlight of our visit in Chiang Rai - I believe that this place is a must, not only, and not so much, for the beauty of the building itself and of the surrounding grounds (although they would be worth a visit on their own), but especially because of the story behind the place, and of the outstandingly positive... More 

1 Thank Giulio1412
Kilchberg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very nice garden settings with lots of flowers and tropical plants. Well worth a visit while you stay in Chiangrai, espacially because it's just ashort trip.

Thank Peter G

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