Bhubing Palace

Attraction Doi Buak Ha | Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016

1 hours 30 mins
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
09:00 AM
11:30 AM
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Bhubing Place has royal residence with full of orchids and beautiful roses and several different indigenous trees which are unusual to see in most parts of Thailand.

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Why Bhubing Palace is special ?

The Bhubing Palace is located on Doi Buak Ha, Muang District, Chiang Mai Province. It is the royal winter residence in Chiang Mai where the Royal family stays during seasonal visits to the people in the northern part of Thailand.


The palace is also the royal guesthouse for prominent state visitors from abroad. In the past Their Majesties welcomed or granted royal audience to State visitors only in the capital of Bangkok. Bhubing Palace was built in 1961. The construction started initially with only the royal resident building and the guesthouse. The other buildings were additionally built on later dates.


Source: http://www.bhubingpalace.org/main_en.php

What to explore at Bhubing Palace?

The climate here is cool throughout the year. It is surrounded by charming topography among mild fog in contrast with winter flowers well-arranged along the sidewalks leading to the palace. The internal area comprises Phrueksa Wisuitthikhun Palace, a two-storey building with a ground floor on the hillside; Siri Song Bhubing Palace that used eucalyptus wood for constructing a log cabin; and a two-storey applied Thai style guest house that was used as a residence of royal guests and senior civil servants accompanying the king.

In the palace compound, there is a large reservoir with scenic and fresh landscape as well as a fountain to provide freshness. In addition, natural green fern garden aged 600-100 years exists together with a building decorated with flower gardens that are suitable for those who adore fragrant and refreshing flowers and love taking photos. While walking, the tourists can experience a wide variety of roses. If they do not want to walk, they can take a trolley car with a service fee of 300 baht per car (maximum three people). Through the passage, shops providing food or snack are available. In case of impolite dressing eg, shorts, clothes rental is available inside.

It is daily open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. The ticket office opens from 8.30 to 11.30 am and 1.00 to 3.30 pm. The palace is, however, closed from January to the beginning of March because it serves as the royal residence during that time. For additional information, please contact the palace at 66 5322 3065 or www.bhubingpalace.org. The admission fee is 20 baht for adults, 10 baht for children and 50 baht for foreigners

Source: http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Bhubing-Palace--146

How to get to Bhubing Palace?

The travel to the palace is easy because it is the same way to Doi Suthep, a renowned mountain, which is about 5 km from Chiang Mai. You can take a red pick-up passing in front of Chiang Mai Zoo. You can also stop over to pay homage to Khru Ba Si Wichai Monument. Khru Ba Si Wichai is the one who constructed Phra That Doi Sutheip Temple. The red pick-up services are provided to lead to Doi Suthep, Bhubing Rajanives Palace and Doi Pui Hilltribe Village. The distance from Chiang Mai Zoo to Bhubing Rajanives Palace is about 17 km.

Source: http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Bhubing-Palace--146

Selling points

  • Fresh air and stunning garden
  • A heaven of gorgeous flowers and peace!
  • Magnificent garden and view. What I most enjoyed in Thailand
  • Very peaceful and relaxing. Thai flower power
  • Highly recommended for flower lovers
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  • It is an easy 20 minute drive from the centre of Chiang Mai, or take a tuk-tuk.
    Transportation
  • There is a coffee shop and cold drinks and some small food available alongside the water feature
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  • There are many stalls set up around the car park also serving food
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  • If you have an interest in flora it may be well worth visiting.
    Experience
  • The buildings are not accessible, which is a pity, but you can still get an overview of the palace layout.
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  • Don't wear short trousers or a jeans holes/cuts - because that's not appropriate for a Royal Garden. You have to rent a dark-blue, synthetic over-trouser (15 Baht)
    What to wear
  • The markets in these mountain areas are nice too, for a break from the crowded street markets in town
    Things nearby
  • There are also a few souvenir shops near the entrance/exit.
    Shopping

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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.

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Paid entry is required from foreigners, and no shorts or tights are allowed into the grounds. The traditional long skirts for ladies and Thai trousers for men can be hired if you arrived not dressed to its code. Inside the grounds the numerous gardens are more spectacular than the various palaces that are dotted within. Due the Mediterranean-like climate in Chiang Mai an abundance of flora and fauna flourish here, ranging from the large variety of orchids to roses, and from giant stands of bamboo to cold climate pine trees. The lake/reservoir is spectacular with terraced rows of red blooms on the far side. This is a rather large garden so allow a good 2 hours to cover all the main parts, and more if you intend to pause to smell the roses. Refreshments are available at the pit stop beside the lake where you can tuck into various varieties of street food and rest those weary legs. There are security personnel in almost every corner to ensure no wandering visitors trespass onto restricted areas - this is afterall the winter palace home of the royal family when they visit.Due to its proximity a tour out to this part can be combined with a visit to the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai's most famous temple, a worthwhile visit to. And on the way back into town, if time allows, a stopover at the Tiger Park is also possible.

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This is a place to walk around and enjoy the flowers. Flower lovers will like this place. Tights and short skirts, etc not allowed. Skirts and pants can be rented for 15baht to gain entry in addition to the entry fee from a separate vendor

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“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. Visited January, 2015”

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