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Doi Tung Royal Villa

Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
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The royal residence of HRH the late Princess Mother formerly served as her base of operations to monitor the work progress at the Doi Tung Development Project. It has since been transformed into a symbol of the Princess Mother's commitment to improving the local people's quality of life.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“An interesting glimpse of a bygone period”
4 weeks ago
“beautiful gardens”
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Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house provides an interesting glimpse into a bygone period of the Thai royal family, when philanthropy and a genuine care for the poor balanced out the wealth and ostentation. The house is a museum that enshrines a vanished lifestyle. Its architecture is Thai modern...More

Thank LH M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful villa situated above the stunning Mae Fah luang gardens, great place for a peaceful walk round some breathtaking gardens and fantastic views from the royal villa

Thank Gordon D
Reviewed May 19, 2017

The royal villa is lovely without being too over the top, it is in beautiful and tranquil surroundings. There is an audio tour to guide you around and help you appreciate the whole villa and the artifacts within definitely worth listening to, also giving an...More

Thank JohnR2106
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a villa built by the king's mother. The villa is very down to earth, and gives you a calm and relax feel. And the tour gives you an understanding of her life, her love to her people.

Thank yeungali
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Absolutely stunning gardens and Royal Villa. An interesting insight into the life of royalty. The villa condition was immaculate as too were the gardens. A pleasure to visit.

Thank Secco1968
Reviewed April 28, 2017

The late King's mother many years ago lived in Switzerland. She returned to Thailand to assist her son in his Royal duties, and later, had her villa built at Doi Tung. She then began her garden project to help the local people The villa is...More

Thank Tib18
Reviewed April 21, 2017

This beautiful site has to be one of the best in Thailand.This formerly depressed very poor area in the mountains was rescued and developed to the benefit of the local people by the Royal princess mother early in the last century.The Royal villa was her...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

The rooms are lovely, as is breakfast. The views are stunning. If you have a car... this is great for a 1 night stop over. You can drive up to the Arboretum, which is right by the Thai-Myanmar border and watch the sunset looking down...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Remember to visit the Mae Fah Luang Garden upon arrival in Doi Tung before proceeding to the beautiful wooden villa set on the mountain top. Use the free audio guide to set the pace of the tour of the villa.

Thank siowchuan
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful and colourful flower garden. Too bad that it was cloudy with drizzles when we visited =(

Thank Heronie M
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Hi, I will be staying in Chiang Mai from 8-12 August 2017 and would like to know if there are conducted day tours to Doi Tung Royal Villa and its gardens from Chiang Mai. Thank you, Michael from Singapore
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Marysusan2015 | Reviewed this property |
Check your distance but I can almost bet that you could get a day trip. It may be a long day trip though. The gardens are something you will want to see and as someone else here suggested overnight in Chiang Rai and up the... More