QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANIC GARDEN, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANIC GARDEN, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANIC GARDEN, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

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Not many people visit a particular region in a country solely for its flowers. But if you love the sight of beautiful-looking plants and a landscape that thrives with them, then visiting a place like the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden may be one of the best things you could do should you happen to drop by at Chiang Mai.

Located alongside the almost 100 kilometer stretch of road that is the Samoeng Loop, the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is easily distinguished as among the embellishments that make the place an amazing place to traverse as a beaten path for motorbike tours.

For tourists who have the chance to see the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden from the road or have a pre-planned visit to its specific location, getting inside is not such a hard choice especially for space open for public.

While the entrance is not necessarily free, the fee itself is not too expensive for anyone to require second-guessing. For adults, the entrance fee costs 100 Thai Baht or around 3 US Dollars while the entrance fee for children costs half as much at 50 Thai Baht or around 1.50 US Dollars.

Although like a garden, the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is supposedly remarkable for its eclectic display of multi-color flora, the garden also exhibits human ingenuity in architecture as part of its showcase thanks to its canopy walkway, a building dedicated for plants, and a museum.

QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANIC GARDEN, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

12 Green Houses and Thailand’s Biggest Glass House Complex

When the Flying Draco Trail was still in the drafts or still but an imagination of the real estate owner of the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, the Glass House makes for the heart of the overall garden experience. Divided into eight compartments, each of which set with its own unique theme, the Glass House complex is a garden within a garden, with it being a host to some of the most beautiful plants an indoor garden could have.

While some compartments are grand in embellishments, not every partition of the complex is ornate. Some tend to be barebones but nonetheless add significant appeal to those who truly love plants, regardless of the setting.

The Flying Draco Trail

Named after the flying lizard that is endemic in the Suthep Mountain in Chiang Mai—the Draco Maculatus—the Flying Draco Trail is the longest, new canopy walkway in all of Thailand.

Although the creature alone would make a fantastic site atop the canopy walkway, the Flying Draco Trail of  Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is a sight to behold, whether you are on it or simply gazing at a certain distance from. But, as a caveat, this particular canopy walkway is not for the faint of heart. Specifically, this is not for anyone who has a fear of heights, no thanks to its transparent floor that is made of glass.

QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANIC GARDEN, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANIC GARDEN, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Natural Sciences Museum

Giving children an excellent introduction and, possibly, a realization towards loving flowers and plants in general, the Museum of Natural Sciences within Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden offers audiences a showcase of the plant kingdom using the modern tools that make learning fun and engaging, particularly for kids.

In general, this particular site within the botanical garden is the perfect location to expand your horizon about plants and even awaken the plant-lover in you.

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden 
Address: 100 Moo 9, Mae Ram Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180 Tel: +66 (0)53 841 000

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2 Comments

  1. Wow, This must be a big place. Thailand really put up so many things to delight their guests.

  2. Wow, I love flowers and I will surely love this place. Thanks for sharing.

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