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“Not very accessible without transport”

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
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Ranked #5 of 29 things to do in Mae Rim
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Queen Sirkit Botanic Garden is one of the most renowned gardens in Thailand and a major hub for scientific research. Visitors can view beautiful Thai orchids and palms while walking around the expansive grounds.
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Do not go here unless you have transport to take you to the top of the garden or you are fit enough to walk up. We were staying about a 30 minute walk from the Botanic Garden so we walked there. On arrival I was free (60+) and my son paid 100 baht. So a great price. It looked steep and the garden is large. There were some buses but we were told that they were just for large groups and not us. We were told the walk up would be easy by the girl who sold us the ticket. Obviously she has never walked up herself. The road up is very steep and not suitable for pedestrians. There is nowhere to stop on the way up. After 45 minutes we still had 1.6 km to go. A bus passed us but did not let us on. I stopped the bus on its way down and asked if it would take us to the top. No. So I got on the bus and waited for it to move so that I did not have to walk down the steep road. The driver thought it was quite funny. Eventually we got back down to the entrance. I asked for and got my refund. So disappointing having read the great reviews of this place but I could not walk to the top. It is good to let seniors in free but maybe the garden needs to think about accessibility. I would heve paid a bus fare.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jane G
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"canopy walk"
in 42 reviews
"glass house"
in 16 reviews
"natural science museum"
in 12 reviews
"orchid house"
in 10 reviews
"carnivorous plants"
in 10 reviews
"rose garden"
in 9 reviews
"plant lovers"
in 7 reviews
"water lilies"
in 7 reviews
"stunning gardens"
in 5 reviews
"chiang mai"
in 51 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"plant life"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"tropical forest"
in 5 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 10 reviews
"spent several hours"
in 4 reviews
"own transport"
in 4 reviews

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Lots of greenery. The glass houses contain an impressive collection of plants. We did the latest addition which is the Canopy Walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rlahozmd
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Wrong location in the trip adviser map , it is opposite mae sa elephant park. So beUtiful park tovisit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank richierach
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

A bit further up from the many tourist attractions is this fantastic, huge park - quiet frankly: Best of it is the entrance fee - a tiny amount for such a great place. The trail above the trees with fantastic view over the valley and the mountain opposite is worth the visit alone, the whole botanical garden is a fantastic learning experience - from rare local plants and orchids to the herb gardens - and the center which teaches organic farming.
There is a souvenir shop with great value for money items: Coffeetable books about wild orchids, T'shirts, souvenirs. Thouroughly enjoyed their coffeeshop as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hans Heinrich S
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

There are so many places to explore in here from the treetop walk to buildings with different ecologies in them. The orchids and other flowers were incredible. You can drive from area to area for people less able to walk distances. There is a restaurant where you can take a break and eat fresh food outdoors but under cover.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ErinJE
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