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Doi Tung - The Royal Villa

Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Pattaya, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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ChilliGarlic
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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7 reviews 7 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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Bandung, Indonesia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The building has mix Lanna and Swiss style. They use teak and inside the villa you can feel how the Queen Mother life. This is the place for her in last 10 year. Her compassion to build the surrounding area can be felt. You can see how passion she is on reading, craft and astronomy. And the explanation was very... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

The garden is on the hill side and is either up or down. Beautiful and refreshing though. A small cafe is in the midst of it all. One of is was in a wheelchair and it was hard work indeed. Pushing or holding back. We continued to the Royal Villa where the Princess Mother resided in her later years. Just... More

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
28 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

For those who love gardens, this is the place to visit in Northern Thailand with flowers from around the world. The Royal Villa with audio tour is also quite interesting to visit as well as to learn about the King's Mother - known as the Princess Mother. You have to like touring historical homes and learning about history. You definitely... More

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Mae Kham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Doi Tung is more than one thing or place. It is located in the mountains of Northern Thailand, easily accessible by car. Formerly, this was an opium producing area until it became a flourishing center helping many of the local hill tribe communities. There are several attractions located within easy walking distance of one another. There are the royal gardens... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The garden is probably the only thing that is maybe worth a visit. There are some nice flowers and places in the big garden for taking pictures. Nevertheless, for me it was not interesting at all. The villa is nothing special either. The audio guide tells something about the mother of the king, how she used to live in the... More

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