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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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Tranquil and beautiful

Well worth the drive up the mountainside to visit the beautiful villa in a tranquil setting with superb views. The audio guide is informative without becomin boring. A highlight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Well worth the drive up the mountainside to visit the beautiful villa in a tranquil setting with superb views. The audio guide is informative without becomin boring. A highlight of our visit to Chiang Rai.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The gardens here are magnificent. There were familiar and exotic blooms in every color, as well as a variety of green plants, trees, shrubs, etc. The garden is large, beautifully designed and meticulously maintained. The princes' mother's house was interesting. The building is pleasant, and the views are lovely. The recorded explanation of each facet of the home is detailed... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Probably one of the highlights of this trip to Thailand. From the tour round the Royal Villa, a beautiful building in a lovely setting, to the walk round the Mae Fah Luang Garden close by, all beautifully laid out and a riot of colour. Just wonderful.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you have any interest in gardening you must see these gardens. Really nicely laid out , lovely flowers and plants . You will spend a good 2 hrs here just looking at all the plants. It only cost 90 baht entry fee. Well worth it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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