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“Beautiful quaint place”

Bai Orchid and Butterfly Farm
Ranked #43 of 283 things to do in Chiang Mai
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Nice way to spend 30-60 minutes... Did not go to the restaurant but took time to look around the facilities, which was beautiful! as well as inside the butterfly sanctuary. Spent a lot of time shopping through the jewelry. They had pins, necklaces, and hair clips made from from real orchids. Very nice place to visit.

Thank mizeryztool
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We began our 11.30 AM tour at the Buffet Lunch. Good variety of Western & Thai food with drinks included for 200 baht. Orchids are well displayed for photos. Blooms are well cared for & changed daily. Butterflies are seasonal. Parking is convenient.

2  Thank Donald F
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Having a passion for orchids and wanting to buy some more of the orchid jewellery, we decided to visit the Bai Orchid farm again after having visited it a year ago on a pervious trip to Chiang Mai.
The entrance fee was still 40 baht per person.

Although it is a relatively small orchid farm, there were definitely a lot more orchid plants in areas where there were none on our previous visit, and a lot more were in bloom (about 70% of the plants) with a greater variety of species and colours, with the Vanda orchids being the most prevalent. As the orchid plants are quite low one can get an eyelevel view of the flowers, making photography, especially macro photography, a dream.

There is also a small butterfly enclosure – but unfortunately there were no butterflies to be seen as it was the wrong time of the year.

Another highlight of the this orchid farm is the jewellery they make from the orchids and they have extended the range since our previous visit with the new gold coated items ranging from small orchids to grains of rice and small fern leaves, all being exceptionally beautiful.
All the items – pendants, pins, pendant and earring sets and even hair clips – were still priced exactly the same as a year ago with the gold edged orchid pendent on an adjustable chain still priced from 480 baht to 750 baht for a very large one. The newer range without a gold edging was priced a bit cheaper from 450 baht, the gold and mother-of-pearl items from 380 baht and gold coated items from 350 baht upwards.

The rest of the orchid farm is beautiful gardens with pools and streams, and a restaurant. We did not eat at the restaurant but it did appear to be quite busy during our visit.

This is defiantly an attraction for visitors with a specific interest in orchids or if you want to photograph orchids. There were also a small number of orchid plants for sale – mainly the Vanda orchids.

3  Thank M_Bloemhof
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I'm not big into flowers and I've been to a lot of butterfly houses in my time but the trip here was included in a day trip to the hill tribe villages so I ended up here.
As it turned out, after the initial dullness of rows upon rows of orchids the butterfly enclosure was a fertile photographing ground and I got some lovely close ups of butterflies and grasshoppers. I also got some wonderful close ups of the orchids which make nice computer wallpaper. The farm is very small - half an hour's wandering at most. A relaxing end to a day of overpriced adventure-tourism.

Thank BibianaBurke
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Orchid farm was fantastic to see - lunched in the restaurant-very good buffet- butterfly area was slightly disappointing but the fabulous flowers made up for it. Well worth a visit.

Thank Victoria D
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