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Doi Tung - The Royal Villa

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Address: Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
Phone Number: 66537670157
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A Tribute to a Loving Mother

The Royal Villa is former home of the Princess Mother - the mother of the current and previous kings of Thailand. She loved nature, learning, conservation, and the people of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Royal Villa is former home of the Princess Mother - the mother of the current and previous kings of Thailand. She loved nature, learning, conservation, and the people of Thailand. The home is beautiful and still used on occasion by the crown princess. The audio tour is very informative and allows all visitors to get the most out of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Mae fah luang is stunning, and should be kept like this forever in true respect for her majesty Som Det Yaa. The grandmother of the people, the mother of the king. The tour and museum explain what a great woman she was, if you didn't know already. What she did to help and change the lives of the people of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The villa has been left as it was while the Queen Mother was still alive as she stayed there in her last years. The villa itself is simple but it is surrounded by beautiful flowers, as gardening was her love. The Mae Fah Luang gardens are amazing, and very well planted and maintained to a really beautiful standard.

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Wavre, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We only visited the gardens of the Royal Villa and they are really beautiful! Flowers, trees, fountains, ... with the mountains in background!

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Thank ktac
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful Royal Villa, and fantastic gardens, spend a few hours there at least, when you see this place it's easy to understand why the royal family built in this area, so pretty, and the surrounding garden areas are covered with so many beautiful flowers, pick the time of year tho.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This place reminded me the lovely lady, princess Srinagarindra. The villa of king's mother is very lovely. I love how they decorated it especially the alphabet wall and the ceiling. The garden is beautiful. Wearing shorts or sleeveless shirt are not allowed to enter the villa but they have sarong and shirt for you to borrow.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

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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