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    Doi Tung Royal Villa is beautiful!

    Doi Tung Royal Villa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the North of Thailand. Somehow in all these years, I've missed out on seeing it until a couple of weeks ago. I drove by car from Chiang Rai to Doi Tung, a mountain near the Burmese border.

    Some photos from the few hours spent there.




    Information area and shops had a very alpine air.




    The meaning of Doi Tung is mountain (doi) tung (flags). These are traditional Lanna style flags flying at the entrance to the Villa.




    I'm ashamed to admit I don't know what this little shelter with water is called. In the North, it is traditional to have this outside the front gate of a house so thirsty people passing can have a drink of water.



    Some unusual flowers were along the footpath. Flowers not normally seen in Thailand are in bloom this time of year on Doi Tung.


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    This was the private residence of HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the mother of the current King Bhumibol.








    This is the entrance for the Royal Family only. Others enter through a side door.



    Front doors.




    There is a guided tour through the house. Unfortunately, they don't allow photography indoors. It is lovely. Quite Scandinavian in style with low key wood carving on ceilings and banisters.

    The view from the front of the house.


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    have cycled up there a few times when i stayed in mae sai. good climb and views. also got lost cycling out of mae salong and ended back at doi tung, but i was hoping to end up in chiang sean

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    Nice pics and interesting notes kitty. Thanks for sharing.

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    On down into the garden area.




    Jungle area of the garden, in a damp gully. Many large palms.






    Orchid garden. Wow.







    The formal garden.



    This complex is huge. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

    The best part is they have an escalator to ride back up to the top, after walking down the mountain into the gardens.
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    Nice thread, thanks for sharing.

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    Barrylad, the only way I would bicycle Doi Tung would be for someone to drive me to the top and let me coast down.

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    I was up there this past Summer, Doi Ang Kang ( the small village) was empty an beautiful drive there,.

    while ur up in that neck of the woods go over to Doi Mae Salong

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    Yes, Mae Salong is beautiful also.

    On this trip we spent the night in Therthai, Khun Sa's old haunts. Will put up some pics later.

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    Very nice misskit. Chiang Rai is really beautiful, but never heard of this villa before. Beautiful gardens there!

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    I have just come across this thread not sure how I missed it. Lovely photos and stunning garden.
    Thanx for sharing

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    Nice one Miss T ,, brought back some happy memories of time I spent up there with an ex

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    Very nice thread, misskit. Thanks for that.

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    Awesome view, nice little thread, thanks for taking the time.

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    Stunningly beautiful. Great photos, thanks for sharing!

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    Never heard of this place and just lovely. Thanks for the time and will put on my list.

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    I have been there so many times I could walk it with a blindfold. Glad you could find it and enjoy it...It truly is a piece of paradise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher davis View Post
    I have been there so many times I could walk it with a blindfold. Glad you could find it and enjoy it...It truly is a piece of paradise...
    Quite the place...
    We were just up there last October - a bit chilled but foliage and flowers were abundant. Spectacular.

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    Yes it is truly beautiful and refreshing. Certainly dont mind going back there for a wander about....Thanks for the effort to post Misskit

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    Smile wow

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Yes, Mae Salong is beautiful also.

    On this trip we spent the night in Therthai, Khun Sa's old haunts. Will put up some pics later.
    These pictures are awesome. Almost makes me sorry I don't have a vehicle.

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    Thanks for sharing these nice pictures! Really like your stuff, Waiting for some more pictures from your hand in coming days.

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