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“Gardens and museum/memorial” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park

Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park
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$79.02*
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Private Tour: Chiang Rai City Sightseeing
Ranked #14 of 77 things to do in Chiang Rai
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Owner description: Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park houses the region's largest collection of folk art and teak artifacts from the Lanna Kingdom. It has been recognized as a unique tourist destination in northern Thailand and has won the Thailand Tourism Award 2006 as an outstanding tourism destination in the category of Arts and Culture.
Thailand
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“Gardens and museum/memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Lovely gardens: expensive to get in: nice walking paths: nice dams: need to have the buildings unlocked if you can find the staff: collection of Lanna artefacts excellent: however these artefacts are up a set of stairs, so if you can't manage stairs you may have a problem.

Visited June 2012
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“Nice gardens but choose the right season”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

A lovely set of gardens but advice would be choose the right season as when we went there was not a huge variety of plants as I would have e pelted. The plus was the journey there spectacular views not the way up the mountain

Visited December 2012
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

For some reason this beautiful place does not appear in any of the guide books I have and it is worthy of any tour itinerary. It is a massive botanical park with beautiful and well-established gardens, an ornamental lake as well as stunning Lanna-style museum buildings containing beautiful artifacts (northern temple pieces mainly) and educational displays (Teak wood display). Don't miss the striking teak building built for the King's Mother from parts of old buildings donated to the project. Inside it has an amazing wooden buddah and examples of northern temple antiques but the architecture is truly unique also. A lovely peaceful place to visit and it also has a small Doi Tung coffee shop (it is run by the same foundation as Mae Fah Luang in the hills)

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful, relaxing, educational, Teak, hidden jewel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

This was recommended as an overlooked jewel. It is a huge botanical garden set around water with some Teak covered walkways, and truly amazing views and plants. An all teak temple with multiple ancient Buddha and other artifacts. There is also a gift shop w small but beautiful selection of textiles, silver bracelets, and misc stuff & snack bar. Take the time to go through amazing exhibit halls which are easy to overlook. Short taxi from Dusit Island or Chiang Rai. Allow minimum 2 hours could easily spend 4 or more hours. Lots of little sitting/meditating/quiet spots. Very educational. Again the 3+ story open space of the temple is not to be missed. If you find my white straw hat please be a good host and travel well with it!

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