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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, Cultural
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The garden are really lovely and beautiful. Don't miss it if you are in Chiang Rai. Go early so that you can have a good view of the garden and take beautiful pictures before the tour comes in. At the villa, remember to wear long pants or skirt to enter.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is a true wow. Maintained by 80 gardeners it is an amazing collection of orchids and beautifully arranged multi color flower layouts in all directions. You walk down hill into the garden into a somewhat circular route and a comfortable walk out. Budget two hours it is gorgeous

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Phang Nga, Thailand
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114 reviews 114 reviews
86 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Nice building, but for Europeans maybe not so special. But when you listen to the audio-guide it becomes more interesting. You will learn a bit more of the kings mother and her attitude towards people, that story is inspiring! The whole country loved her! -take audio tour (free) -wear decend clothes (shoulders and knees covered) -can go by motorbike too... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We rented a car for 1000Bhat/day, and drove up to Doi Tung. A nice place with cooling weather. Please wear long pants/skirts and blouse/shirt! If not you have to put up with the big baggy pants that they provided and they really make hilarious outfit! Enjoy the tranquil mountain/hill views from the royal villa. The Mae Fah Luang garden which... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you love to walk in garden and take your own sweet time to see how beautiful of each flowers then you MUST visit! and don't miss "The hall of inspiration" giving a very good knowledge and will answer you about why Thai citizen love and respect royal family!

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Pattaya, Thailand
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fortunately we had the car with us - you need a car to get up the top of Doi Tung, although you can arrange for a taxi. Stunning views over the surrounding countryside from up top at the Royal Villa. You can walk around a few key rooms at the Villa, which is now set up as a kind of... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised how beautiful Northern Thailand is here. A word to the wise.. if you don't want to wear the silly pants make sure to wear jeans or long pants/skirt. My cousin and I had to slip on those ugly pants and they made for terrible photos. The garden is GORGEOUS and the view is spectacular into the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited late one afternoon at the start of the wet season. The clouds were passing through, literally, and this added to the sense of calm and majesty. We had visited the Hall of Inspiration immediately before and learned much about the Royal family's influence in the area. This added a further dimension. Best described as a Thai version of... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Wonderfully historic, from another age. The ceiling in the main room, a representation of the stars seen from here, is magnificent. The architecture, the teak, the beautiful gardens all make for a good visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Royal Villa based on the top of the Hills is a beautiful place to visit.The history of the Villa tells you about the princess Mother love for this place and the flowers. one can experience the history of this place through the audio tour taking you through the various historical events.The Garden area around the place is spread all... More

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