Attraction Highway 121, Mae Hia, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016
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Why Royal Flora Ratchaphruek is special ?
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek is named after Thailand’s national flower Ratchaphruek (Cassia fistula or golden shower tree) with its beautiful yellow blossom. One of the park’s highlights is the orchid pavilion with its countless species of orchids in many colors.
In 2006 the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek opened its doors when an international flower festival was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s (Rama IX) accession to the throne. Now open all year, the park’s well kept grounds feature a large number of beautiful botanical gardens each with a specific theme, indoor exhibitions, ponds with lotus flowers and the Ho Kham Royal Pavilion at the center of the park.
What to explore at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek?
The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand is an amazing collection of gardens. The park was open to the public in 2008 with many of the past highlights still very much in evidence, including the international exhibits. It is thought that it will remain to stay open as a valued addition to things to do in Chiang Mai. The park receives around 500 visitors a day at the moment, mainly Thai.
How to get to Royal Flora Ratchaphruek?
The botanical gardens are located near the Chiang Mai night safari in Mae Hia subdistrict, about 12 kilometers South West of downtown Chiang Mai. A tuk tuk ride from downtown Chiang Mai should cost about 200 Thai Baht.
- Relaxed stroll amongst beautiful gardens in parkland
- Great park for relaxation
- Best thing to see in Chiang Mai
- A relax and peaceful place to spent a day
- Beautiful way to spend a few hours
Highway 121, Mae Hia, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Tips for you
We spent here around three hours but can do in two and spend half a day. The park is nice with variety of greenhouses, flower-themed gardens, architectural tributes to other asian countries, great temple, train to cut the walking and food and drink opportunities with ample public toilets. The main temple is bit too much propaganda for thai royal family but overall nicely sculpted park with picturesque views of the main temple from all angles.
Many nations had set up national garden at this park. In the heart of the garden, there is a stunning wooden audience hall where there is an exhibition of H.M. The King's royal projects.