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Bhuping Palace, Chiang Mai

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Tour the royal family's winter residence at Bhuping 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. Plan to visit Bhuping Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chiang Mai attractions using our Chiang Mai itinerary maker.
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  • This palace is a very good place to visit,especially if you go on a tour where you will have a guide to explain everything about it to you,I found it very impressive.  more »
  • The End of year have more gardens in bloom, but in Oct there was absolutely nothing but a few anemic roses and random other flowers. You're apparently not allowed inside any buildings, it's just the g...  more »
  • My family and I visited Bhubing Palace on June 3rd. There's an entrance fee of 50baht for foreigners. To get there, you need to be properly-dressed. If you aren't prepared, there are shops outside to ...  more »
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  • This is a the Royal summer palace, I guess it was a good place to escape the humidity and heat of Bangkok before the advent of air conditioning. You can definitely notice how much cooler it is up there when you head up there from Chiang Mai. The grounds are absolutely massive and immaculately kept. It's a beautiful place and an absolute delight to visit.
  • This is the great garden. You would see a lot of flowers here. It's so nice.
  • I went along December 2016. Face palm moment as soon as I got there... no shorts allowed ! But no problem, free trousers provided so was ok. Once I I walked around the gardens and took in the sights. Nice well kept gardens here of course. The main palace was shut off? not sure it it is always shut? but was when I went. Am not into gardens as such but still was nice to walk around. If you are into plants etc then go along you will enjoy it.
  • Nice grounds and fairly well maintained. Not allowed inside the palace which was a little disappointing anyway. Ok for a morning walk. Bring long pants or you will be sharing clothing with the mobs of Chinese tourists that flock here.
  • Beautiful flowers and gardens, but not worth the trip up. Not only is the trip up the mountain long and winding, but there is a 50 baht entrance fee. You can't go into any of the buildings, and they are hardly impressive from the outside. Again, the grounds are pretty, but there are other beautiful places to go in ChiangMai that take less time, effort, and money.