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Doi Tung Royal Villa

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Address: Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The royal residence of HRH the late Princess Mother formerly served as her...

The royal residence of HRH the late Princess Mother formerly served as her base of operations to monitor the work progress at the Doi Tung Development Project. It has since been transformed into a symbol of the Princess Mother's commitment to improving the local people's quality of life.

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This beautiful site has to be one of the best in Thailand.This formerly depressed very poor area in the mountains was rescued and developed to the benefit of the local people by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John W
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beautiful site has to be one of the best in Thailand.This formerly depressed very poor area in the mountains was rescued and developed to the benefit of the local people by the Royal princess mother early in the last century.The Royal villa was her home and many of her visitors stayed here.The landscaping ,the macadamia trees and the beautiful... More 

Thank John W
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The rooms are lovely, as is breakfast. The views are stunning. If you have a car... this is great for a 1 night stop over. You can drive up to the Arboretum, which is right by the Thai-Myanmar border and watch the sunset looking down on Myanmar. The restaurant is no frills but the food is good. Doi Tung is... More 

Thank Paul J
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remember to visit the Mae Fah Luang Garden upon arrival in Doi Tung before proceeding to the beautiful wooden villa set on the mountain top. Use the free audio guide to set the pace of the tour of the villa.

Thank siowchuan
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and colourful flower garden. Too bad that it was cloudy with drizzles when we visited =(

Thank Heronie M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so surprised when entering as the gardens were spectacular. So well laid out and kept immaculate So many colours and a different aspect around each cornor. The steps were quite steep to go in and I was worried about climbing them again but the exit way is so much easier. I might ask to go in that way... More 

Thank 918teresah
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The mother of the late King Rama XI had this wonderful villa built. It is designed much like a Swiss Chalet with Thai interior. The walking tour with headphones is wonderful and explains most of what you are able to view. The detail throughout are fabulous. This is a special treat for any who have learned about the Royal Family,... More 

Thank JamHam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lovely place to visit for a morning or afternoon, this house is built almost entirely of wood, but in a European style. You can take audio tours around it using the devices provided, and you get some quite stunning views from the balconies. It is worth mentioning that as this is a former Royal abode you will be required to... More 

Thank Elliot C
Chugiak, Alaska
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The late Kings Mother lived here and it was a simple but elegant place. An awesome view and the surrounding grounds was beautifully kept. Worth touring.

Thank Marysusan2015
Rayong Province, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We had only planned to spend about an hour there but when we started to look around we decided to spend the day. The villa is beautiful and in excellent condition. The gardens are amazing and the views from around the area are great. The history behind this development is also very interesting and is a very worthy cause. The... More 

Thank Mike_Mc_2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We visited both the royal villa and the beautiful gardens during our visit. The late King's mother lived at the villa during her latter years. The audio in English is excellent and gives an accurate account of her simple life and how she assisted the local tribes people. The gardens when we visited where in full bloom and quite spectacular.... More 

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