Attraction 100 m.9, mae ram, Tambon Pong Yaeng, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016
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Why Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is special ?
The Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden in Amphoe Mae Rim, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand was opened in 1992 and is maintained under the auspices of the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG), or formerly known as Mae Sa Botanic Garden, is the first botanical garden of the country at international standards for there are scientific basis and purposes for the collections, and the provision of botanical education and research. In 1994, the BGO received the honor from HM the Queen to grant a royal permission to name this northern botanic garden after Her Majesty ‘s name as “Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden”.
The main objectives of the Garden are to serve as a center of Thai flora for botanical study and research, to render services concerning biodiversity and environmental conservation, as well as to provide an aesthetic place for the general public.
What to explore at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden?
The layout of the botanical garden is basically a loop traversed by an undulating road or interconnected series of footpaths. Both routes snake through manicured grounds and unmanaged forest before eventually lead to the most visited area of the gardens, the greenhouse complex.
Near the administration building is the orchid collection, containing over 400 species, the country's largest public display. The highlight of the garden is the glasshouse complex sitting near the mountain peak. The Rainforest House recreates a southern Thai forest with ferns, palms, ginger and other tropical species.
How to get to Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden?
The garden is about 45 minutes easy ride by car from Chiang Mai city centre. The best way to get there is hire a tuktuk for a round trip.
- Nice weather, beautiful flowers
- Interested in flora and fauna
- Garden like in Europe
- A great place to relax in lovely countryside
- Interesting aerial walkway and beautiful greenhouses
100 m.9, mae ram, Tambon Pong Yaeng, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
Tips for you
This botanic garden is about one hr away from Chiang Mai ,to visit you need car ,taxi or bike it's well signed and has a road system of 4 km you can travel around by car bike or take the busses that regally go around , It's very well laid out and for us supasses Kew In London ,the area is in jungle canopy type area ,there is a tree top walk way ,this is being extended now ,the area can be walked but is a very long way around with very steep bits in ,the glass houses cover most types of growing conditions and are well maintained the hot house is very large, there is a Mueseum mainly for kids but some items for adults ,good tea and coffee shops and a good gift shop ,if you like plants and flowers this is the place to go 10 out of 10