No matter how long we live in Chiang Mai, I feel I will always find new things to delight me. Our Royal Park Rajapruek experience was more confirmation on that. It is not at the top of any “Chiang Mai Top 10s” nor is it a place many I know have visited yet this lovely park is now a definite BOLT Top 10.
It’s an enormous place, with a shuttle bus to help one get around, and was built in 2006 in honor of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 80th birthday and 60 years on the throne. There is a breathtaking pavillion dedicated to the King, surrounded by calming waters and expansive views.
There were amazing flowers and plants everywhere, especially in the orchid section.
Visiting the park with friends made it even more special. There were so many great photo opportunities and walking around the grounds between shuttle rides was very enjoyable.
Kathy and I really enjoyed the international gardens section. It was fascinating to see so many countries represented by gardens!
Our trip to the Royal Park was well worth the 200 baht (6 dollars) admission price. If you are in the Chiang Mai area I highly reccomend a visit!