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“Nice scenery” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
P.O. Box 7, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
66 53 841-000
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Ranked #9 of 32 things to do in Mae Rim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Queen Sirkit Botanic Garden is one of the most renowned gardens in Thailand and a major hub for scientific research. Visitors can view beautiful Thai orchids and palms while walking around the expansive grounds.
Buriram, Thailand
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“Nice scenery”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Nice scenery and an excellent drive up to the main centre. We went at the end of October and there were unfortunately few flowers, not their fault. ฿100.- for my Thai wife, I went for free! as I was driver, but the car cost ฿120.-!
Most of the plants that we saw were adequately labelled and maintained but that is where the positive side of my report stops. I worked in a botanical garden for a few years.

In general little information was available about the different plants, the herb greenhouse had a small collection of herbs without any indication as to what they might be used for. The orchid house had a meagre collection of plants, to my inexperienced eye there were a lot of hybrids such as you can buy in any street market. If you like orchids, go to the Kham Thieng plant market in Chiang Mai.
Cactus house: only a few species represented.
In short, doubtful concept behind the choice of plants, little information available. No guides around.

Visited October 2013
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Buriram, Thailand
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“Thyis is not the adress of the gardens!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you use google maps to find the gardens you will land up at a remote corner of two rural roads. The Gardens are 3 Km further.

Visited October 2013
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“Huge!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's a big botanical garden. I'm not much of a fan so I have nothing much to comment. The plus side was, there is a souvenir shop and a canteen and a cafe.

Visited October 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Beautiful spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful setting, impecable and well designed definitely worth the effort. The cafeteria is very expensive for Thai standards as well as the gift shop.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Well worth the effort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This garden was a nice surprise following a day trip to Doi Inthanon. The gardens provide for a very pleasant two hour walking visit. Gentle grades and few steps make it easy for most visitors to walk around. The plantings are very well presented and represent all climates. Especially good are the green houses. A good gift shop sells local produce and very excellent coffee (cappuccinos, latte etc).

Visited February 2013
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