Bhubing Palace, Chiang Mai

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Tour the royal family's winter residence at Bhubing Palace, built in 1961. In addition to hosting royalty, the attraction also receives foreign dignitaries during their visits to Thailand. Be sure to stroll through the rose gardens, which thrive here thanks to cooler temperatures in the mountains. Take a guided tour if you want complete details on the palace, and remember to dress warmly. Note that when the royal family is in residence here, the attraction closes to the public. Check the website before you go to avoid disappointment. Start your trip to Chiang Mai by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • DOI suthep disrespectful as Palace rather than retreat. I have a big garden can than I expected.
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  • We visit this park without waiting and in the end it was a very good time because ls gardens are very flowery and tour is well done. Very beautiful vegetation and allows a green break and very flowery in a quiet park. It changes the world after a visit to doi suthep.
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  • Premises in the flower garden, beautiful well-kept flower blooms were brimming. Big, beautiful roses were very impressive. Arch and British cultural influence is strong. I think men can enjoy 10 minutes.
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  • For 50 baht entrance, it is definitely worth it. The gardens are spectacular and the homes on the property are beautiful. Takes 1 to 2 hours to leisurely walk the grounds. You cannot enter the palace or any homes. They do require full length pants for men and women which I found to be silly (minus 1 star). But you can rent for 40 baht at entrance. Definitely worth visiting if you are here for the temple anyway.
  • Worth the cost of entry. Dress code is strict as this was the first “temple” type location I was unable to wear shorts at, and had to purchase pants (for actually super fair prices compared to in town prices) to be able to enter. Tons of beautiful photo locations, hundreds of types of plants and flowers. We spent a few hours here and could have spent more. I would recommend blocking off 7 hours if you’re coming from Chiang Mai, we didn’t have enough time to really walk all of the grounds and had to rush everything.
  • Nice gardens, very well preserved. Good place to chill, relax and take some photos. If going to Doi Suthep temple this is a good addition to the tour because it's near, 10min distance by car. In order to enter guys need wear pants and girls to have shoulders covered. But if you don't have you can rent from a nearby store. Price to enter was 50 baht per person.
  • Paths loop past extensive and beautiful floral displays on the palace grounds. Roses are especially popular with the royal family, it seems. You see exteriors of royal residences, though all are closed to entry. Modest clothing is essential--long (not 3/4) pants or dress, for example. Shops rent clothing. Easy to get to by songtaew or taxi from Chiang Mai. Admission 50 baht. Hours 8:30-11:30 and 1-3:30 but closed if royal family is here.
  • The flowers are beautiful! Alot more time here so you can go around without rushing. 3hrs would be generous enough with all those picture taking. The trail is a bit steep so it's best to just take your time while walking. Comfort rooms in the area are very clean even at places where people rarely go. Be well dressed/covered when you visit. Shorts and sleeveless tops are not allowed. You can bring a jacket or a cardigan but they don't allow scarfs and shawls to cover your arms. If all else fails, you can rent a proper attire just outside the gate for a very reasonable price. It would be perfect for your photos too!
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