Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Doi Inthanon Royal Project is a community enrichment project, a part of the larger Royal Project established by a past Thai king in order to help better the economy in small rural and tribal villages who had been increasingly dependent upon opium-growing.

One of 27 Royal Projects, the Doi Inthanon Royal Project lies in the village of Ban Luang just outside the central area of Doi Inthanon National Park. Visitors to Doi Inthanon Royal Project are able to walk the project's grounds, which feel like they were created in a Wonderlandesque whimsy, with curving pathways, plant-covered arches, hanging swings where visitors can sway beneath tropical plants, leveled terraces and hillside trails that climb into the trees, arched bridges over manicured streams, and patios overlooking the village below or the large Siriphum Waterfall above. There is also a moderately-strenuous hiking trail from the Royal Project to reach the Siriphum Waterfall.

The gardens contain pilot and experimental cash crops, temperate and cut flowers, a variety of ferns, and other plants, set out over a landscape with a manmade lake and streams, several different nurseries and outdoor terraces. Also on the grounds are rental accommodations and a restaurant set on a terrace patio.

Set on nearly a 1 square kilometer area, a visit to the Doi Inthanon Royal Project requires walking, though the amount can vary. The best visit to the Royal Project requires a willingness to explore and follow the different paths and trails that spread out throughout the grounds.

Open daily 6 AM - 5 PM. Admission to the Royal Project grounds is 20 Baht per person.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Entrance Fee

Pros

Unique botanical garden. Project operated to enrich the community.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Covered picnic areas
Waterfalls
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Potable water
Big vistas
Picnic tables

Location

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