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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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You need to be wearing trousers to enter the royal villa, they'll give you a headset (in English) to narrate your way around this impressive villa. Worth a look if in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bang Saphan, Thailand
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Bang Saphan, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to be wearing trousers to enter the royal villa, they'll give you a headset (in English) to narrate your way around this impressive villa. Worth a look if in the area.

1 Thank buksida
Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Amazing place. Beautifully landscaped and wonderful. Flowers and orchids are stunning. Lawn immaculate. Could easily sit or walk around this villa for hours

Thank Mayfield0905
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

As a Swiss I was surprised by the architecture of the King Mothers Royal Villa close to the Burmese border - nice combination of Swiss Chalet with Thai elements :-) - must to see up on top of the mountain.

Thank Marc W
Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We went up to the Royal Villa after exploring the Mae Fah Luang Gardens, and found it to be equally worthwhile. The audio commentary was first-rate, very clear and very informative and not at all boring. It made it quite easy to visualise the family spending time there. Also there were wonderful views from the rear balconies down to the... More 

Thank aandlkch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is part of Doi Tung gardens complex and thus not easily accessible without your own trasnsport. It is a very elegant if somewhat cold building . Alledgeedly built in 'Swiss Chalet 'style it owes more to late art deco. It has supreb views over the suroounding countryside but it is hard to believe that ot has ever been much... More 

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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

1 Thank CaseyOng2014
Sedona, Arizona
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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)

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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

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