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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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Garden was at its best this time of the year. Weather was great - 12 degrees Royal villa was closed this period. Transport wise - book a tour or a private car. As I was a solo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Garden was at its best this time of the year. Weather was great - 12 degrees Royal villa was closed this period. Transport wise - book a tour or a private car. As I was a solo traveller, I had to take a motorcycle cab all the way up from the base of the hill. Quite an experience. Thankfully the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to stroll through royal grounds looking at exquisite landscaping. Shopping in the markets along the path allow you to purchase inexpensive quality craftsmen ship. Although we were on a business trip, we all still enjoyed it and wanted to bring our families back.

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Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting there was fun. If you're like us and that is watching your money, well this is how we did it. We took the bus from the main bus station of Chiang Rai and the bus monitor told us which stop it was for us to jump off. Once off, we walked to a big market area that had some... More 

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Thank Daniel M
United Kingdom
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342 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built for the mother of the current King, it is a beautiful creation and lived in home by the Kings Mother. This is a real home built for royalty but with day to day needs. Not the usual luxury palace design but a place that shows royalty at home in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking stunning gardens and the mountains of... More 

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Thank Steve H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to be able to view this stunning chalet type villa especially when it is still used by the Thai Royal Family. You are able to walk through a small section of the building, headphone sets to guide you are available in English. You then stroll around into the gardens which have quite spectacular views. Make sure you dress respectfully... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large, wonderfully colourful gardens, formal and fun areas, and such an air of peace about the whole location. One of the highlights of a month long visit to Thailand. The Villa is architecturally stunning, Swiss style, and so surprising to find in this far north region, but fits into the amazing landscape. The audio tour is excellent and presents an... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent several hours here one late afternoon, were delighted by its lovely gardens and surprised by the simplicity and restraint of the house. You need to be modestly dressed-if you're not wearing long pants or a long skirt expect to be outfitted in denim trousers or denim wrap skirt, as appropriate. No pictures are allowed inside the house. The... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The villa was fit for a queen. Very big and luxurious but in its own style. You could walk around and admire the architecture and you could listen to the explanation on the audio-headphones provided. Visitors are not allowed to take photos inside the villa. When I was there, the weather was not good - it was drizzling and very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent the day at Doi Tung/The Royal Villa/Etc. on December 1, 2015. If you have a love for architecture, beauty and gardens – this is a special place to visit. This villa was built for HRH Princess Srinagarindra in 1988 (the King’s mother). Upon arrival, you will see shops along both sides of the street (clothing, gift, nursery, ice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Seeing the home that the mother of the current king lived in in her last years offers a glimpse into the royal family. An elegant place, with picturesque views, but surprisingly simple. If you're visiting Doi Tung, it's worth the short walk up the hill to see the royal villa. Tip: You'll be asked to remove your shoes and carry... More 

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