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Doi Tung - The Royal Villa

Address: Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-5376-7015-7
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing place to visit, this is well worth the drive from Chiang Rai, the road up is steep but breathtaking scenery. Entrance to the villa is 90 baht and another 90 baht for entrance to the mind blowing Mae Fah Luang Gardens, these gardens have orchids and the most beautiful floral presentations imaginable. Do take a visit you... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I thought the attraction was only average. The garden was well laid out, but the plants on the boring side. The villa itself was well designed but not that interesting on the inside. Having said that it is a site that is about the royal family so probably worth a visit to understand the family a little better.

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Royal Villa is well worth a visit. It is beautifully maintained and interestingly designed and there are abundant flower displays too. I came here first time in 2006 when things were more relaxed and, for example, people wearing shorts did not have to don baggy trousers to hide one's knees and shins out of so-called respect. Since 2006 the... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
177 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place is well organized. They provide you with a headset to explain each station with its respective exhibits in the Royal Villa. It gives a window to the life of the King's mother and how she came to the north to help the hill tribes to rise up from poverty. Truly inspiring is her story as you connect it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fantastic view from the villa balcony out over the gardens and across the valley to the mountains. The gardens were in full bloom and are very well maintained. Well worth a trip to take in the beauty.

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

These gardens are absolutely stunning! Has a lot of history & elegance. Head-phones describing the life and charity work of the King's mother, who once lived there, was very much appreciated. The villa inside, is simple yet so elegant. The grounds are so beautiful and well manicured, you don't feel like leaving! This is a hidden gem! I have never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was one of the highlights of an already amazing day in the gardens. The Villa is beautiful. I especially appreciated the headsets and the storyline presenting the Queen's place in Thai history. What a beloved and revered person she is. It is an amazing story of how the Queen took on a major project to help the Hill Tribes... More 

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whitsundays Aus.
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Absolutely loved the Royal Doi Tung Development Project, Mae Fa Luang Gardens & Villa. It was so colorful with abundant masses of blooming flowers and plants of all kinds and varieties. I was gobsmacked at the immense display and the vastness of the gardens through the beautiful winding pathways which just seem to go on forever. The Royal Villa which... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The highlight of our trip to chiang rai region. The gardens and palace are beautiful. The views are breathtaking of the rolling mountains and hills with the mist and coffee plantations.Something out of a fairy tale. Place was so quiet when we went with relatively few tourists so it appeared like an undiscovered treasure for us which we will always... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The coutryside around Chiang Rai is quite special. There is an incredible tranquility about the area. Whereas the area had a dark reputation in years apst as a huge poppy growing area, it is now transformed into an agricultural oasis focussing now on pineapple and coffee frowing. We took the opportunity to visit the Thai Royal Palace at Doi Tung.... More 

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