This palace is located in the Doi Suthep Pui National park beyond the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Whilst we saw some hardy souls walking up the mountain to arrive here, it is an easy 20 minute drive from the centre of Chiang Mai, or take a tuk-tuk.
We're guessing it has only had about 100 reviews because of its location, which is a pity, because it is worth the visit.
There is a dress code, clearly set out in all the online information, as well as at the entrance; clothes are available for hire.
We were considering hiring a small trolley car can be hired for THB400 accommodating up to 4 people when we were told it was a 2.5 hour walk, however none were available.
In fact the paths cover about 2.5Km, and the walk takes as long as you want depending on how often you stop; we took just over an hour. Some of the paths are uphill/downhill and there are some steps so disabled access might be a little difficult in those areas.
This is actually the palace grounds, with the highlights the botanical/floral features, although there are a number of interesting buildings.
The gardens are quite outstanding; it would be quite easy to spend a half day just wandering through them.
The buildings are not accessible, which is a pity, but you can still get an overview of the palace layout.More