If you’re in Chiang Mai, or planning to visit during the winter season – don’t forget to add Doi Tung Development Project in your itinerary.
(While Doi Tung Development Project is opened every day of the year, another highlight is the Colours of Doi Tung Festival that’s only opened during weekend and public holidays, during the winter season between December to January!)
We were there recently in December 2017, and it’s definitely one of our favourite highlights of the trip.
Being there feels a little like you’re in Switzerland. From the well-manicured royal gardens, to the Swiss-inspired Royal Villa where the late HRH Princess Srinagarindra made home – it’s a place full of history, meaning, beauty and culture.
There are 6 main places to note (here’s the map):
1. Colours of Doi Tung Festival – shop and eat from local stalls along the way
2. Mae Fah Luang Gardens – admire the rare and beautiful flowers
3. Doi Tung Royal Villa – get inspired by the late Princess Mother’s life
4. Hall of Inspiration – extraordinary insights into the Royal Family of Thailand
5. Mae Fah Luang Arboretum – a garden with special plants and flowers with panoramic views of Myanmar
6. Doi Tung Treetop Walk – a fun/thrilling walk through the trees