Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
ranges between 600 and 1,200 meters across 2,600 forested acres
at the perimeter of Doi Pui-Suthep National Park in Thailand's
colorful Chiang Mai Province. The Garden has four exhibition
conservatories and eight glass houses, including a rain forest
The Garden offers a safe haven for endangered plants by
protecting natural habitats.
Research work aims to
conserve Thailand's biological diversity to ensure the country
develops in a sustamable way by managing resources effeciently.
Natural Science Museum.
The exhibition is divided into 5 sections, displaying different
aspects of Thailand's natural treasures. These include exhibits
of the country's diverse ecological systems, modern natural
resource management and an exhibition of Royal projects.
For those who love to go off the beaten path, the Garden has a
network of trails through a large forested area - perfect for
hiking with the whole family.
There are three different •walking trails, each one of 30 to 60
minutes' duration taking visitors to all parts of the Garden:
Thai orchid nursery, rock garden, waterfall, arboretum and a
climber collection trail for the healthy.
Traditional Thai Food
Overseas visitors can enjoy watching local folk prepare and
serve traditional Thai dishes using a variety of spices and
herbs, which are for sale at the Garden to take home. The
peacefulness of this garden restaurant is broken only by the
sound of rushing •water from the stream below - a great place to
break your journey and relax.
Located directly across from Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, the
Botanic Residence offers 60 deluxe rooms furnished in a blend of
modern Thai designs. The restaurant is augmented by a further
120 covers outdoors on the garden balcony. This natural resort,
which has a convention and seminar center capable of holding 250
to 400 persons, fully equipped with recreational facilities
including a large free-form outdoor swimming pool.
A Short Cultural and Nature Trail
A one day trip starts with a visit to Doi Suthep, followed by
offroad driving to Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden for nature
exploration and a relaxing lunch in a lush green garden. In the
afternoon, drive to Dara Pirom Palace Museum to explore Lanna's
cultural heritage before returning to Chiang Mai.
Nestled in natural and cultural charms, Chiang Mai is an ideal
destination for travelers who want to explore Thailand's ancient
kingdom. Attractions around the botanic garden include an
elephant camp, hill tribe villages, Doi Suthep, museums,
•waterfalls and a river.
A 2 day/ 1 night program can
start with an adventure to visit Dara Pirom Palace Museum and
Sal Nam Pung Orchid Farm. Become more adventurous with water
rafting down the river before trekking to the Hmong village and
overnighting at a hilltnbe village. On the second day, venture
into the green farmlands on an ox cart and watch the talented
elephants at Mae Sa Elephant Camp. The program ends at Tung
Luang Temple and Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in the afternoon.
The Glasshouse Complex comprises 4 exhibition conservatories
-which shelter various plant
species. The conditions within each house are computer monitored
to control humidity,
ventilation and light.
This largest conservatory holds the garden's collection of
native palms, ferns and other
tropical species of Southeast Asia.
Sheltering over 100 species of •water plants which grow in
water or at the edge of the lakes,
rivers, streams and marshes.
This glasshouse features impressive Cacti collections that
are among the magnificent and
stunning species of seed plants.
Orchid and Fern House
Featuring Orchids and other epiphytes; however, the emphasis is
on the native orchid species
for •which Thailand is renowned.