This beautiful garden is located at the bottom of the valley and can be seen from the balcony of theRoyal Villa. The photos displayed here are taken by my wife as she ventured down the steps to the garden whilst I had a cold drink at the hilltop cafe.The photos reveal a well planned garden, water features and other decorations which highlight the...more
During the 3 days we hired the coach to move around the district we had our fabulous guide, Peter. Nothing was to much for him, he always had a suggestion for another nearby tourist sight.Very friendly and always polite Peter spoke and understood English, in fact his accent was so good we never had any problem understanding him. He had his sister...more
Our tour bus, like all others, could only take us to the bottom of the hill where we changed to "Local Taxis", being utility vans with benches for seats and open rear end.This turned out to be an exciting experience as the 34 friends in our group were seated in a convoy of 6 taxis.The drive up the winding hill was exciting, it appeared as though...more
The grounds surrounding the Royal Villa are full of colour. Flowers everywhere, contrasting colours with a background of rolling lawns which link to the surrounding rainforest.A pleasure to walk these grounds and everywhere you will see the local maintenance team attending the grounds and garden.The Royal Villa is positioned on top of the hill with...more
When the special buses bring you up the hill to Doi Tung they stop near the Information Centre where there is a cluster of tourist friendly shops and stalls. It did not take long for our group to find the orchid stall.Some very nice orchids on display and in flower, however we were not allowed to purchase plants from Doi Tung as our Australian...more
Before we could walk up to the Royal Villa and enjoy the gardens we had to purchase our entry ticket.No one is allowed past the ticket office without having their legs covered, either a dress or trousers are necessary.Many of our group were in shorts or womens half slacks. All required covering with the trousers issued free. These trousers were...more
I have to say that the Gardens at the Royal Villa at Doi Tung are among the most beautiful of any that I have seen anywhere in the world.
Just a dazzling array of flowers, hedges, faux waterfalls, and pine trees set on the side of a mountain that faces the Burmese border.
I'm not really a garden kinda guy, but I have to say that if you are up in Chiang Rai province, this place is worth stopping by...