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    The Gardens of Doi Tung

    Whilst I was up in Chiang Rai recently I visited these magnificent gardens, here is a bit about the place and then I will post many of the pictures I took.

    Between Chiang Rai and Mae Sai along highway 110 is the turn off to Doi Tung (Flag Mountain) From here the road gradually winds its through lush forests and passes Shan, Akha and Lahu hill tribe villages on its way up towards Mae Fah Luang Gardens and The Royal Villa. Also on this mountain you will find Wat Phrahthat Doi Tung, which has become an important pilgrimage spot for buddhists from many countries.

    The highlight for most visitors to Doi Tung is the Mae Fah Luang Garden, covering the slopes below the Royal Villa. Formal flower gardens and Rock gardens can be found here are which are changed on a regular basis throughout the year with special displays put on for the annual winter festival between October and April.

    The Royal Villa
    Built as a summer residence for the Late Princess Mother the Royal Villa at Doi Tung is now preserved as a museum and is open to the public, Used as a base to oversee her work in the Doi Tung development project it is now open to the public and can be visited with a trip to the Mae fah Luang garden.




























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    Beautiful Rivo, and great pictures!
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    Beautiful place and a great report... pictures paint a 1,000 words ...

    I really enjoyed a visit to Chiang Mai's Botanical Gardens although some of the best flowering plants I've photographed are from Phuket or nearby ...





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    When i was in CR in Feb I went and had a look at Doi Tung and the Royal Villa. Was a great tour. Noy was running from flower to flower taking photos of every individual flower known to man 555. Personally I am not normally a fan of the gardens and whatnot but really enjoyed Doi Tung.

    Thanks for the Photos Rivo

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    Superb photos Rivo. I need to go back again one day.
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    I was up at Doi Tung Gardens again last month, we took my Mum & Dad there for a look.................................









































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    nice view from on top of the hill there
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    What did the parents think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    What did the parents think.

    Super impressed Ozzy..................I did take them there about 3/4 years ago, I hired a car and headed up from Chiang Mai that time, was a bit more rushed back then as we had so much distance to cover to see the tourist attractions around Chiang Rai


    Ive been to Doi Tung about 5 times now over the years and never grow tired of seeing the gardens, there just stunning.
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    I been a few times t0o and was hoping to take my parents last year but mum got sick. Maybe this year but they are getting on a bit now.
    Glad they liked it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Super impressed Ozzy..................I did take them there about 3/4 years ago, I hired a car and headed up from Chiang Mai that time, was a bit more rushed back then as we had so much distance to cover to see the tourist attractions around Chiang Rai


    Ive been to Doi Tung about 5 times now over the years and never grow tired of seeing the gardens, there just stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Maybe this year but they are getting on a bit now.
    Glad they liked it.

    My oldies are no spring chickens 555 Dad is 82 & Mum 81......Dad wants to keep travelling while he can, trouble is he has been saying that for the last 20 x years 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    My oldies are no spring chickens 555 Dad is 82 & Mum 81......Dad wants to keep travelling while he can, trouble is he has been saying that for the last 20 x years 555
    Thats inpressive Rivo, hope i can be travelling to LOS when i am 82 ... amazing

    Great pics as well, has the feel of a very tranquil and chilled place ..55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    My oldies are no spring chickens 555 Dad is 82 & Mum 81......Dad wants to keep travelling while he can, trouble is he has been saying that for the last 20 x years 555
    Yeah much the same age. Dad 85 mum 81. My dad travelled overseas for the first time two years ago to NZ.

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