I have written about these gardens before in my post HERE but as you can tell by the clothes I was wearing it was during the cool months. I love these gardens and have taken three groups of visitors there. Each time the gardens have been different as new plantings take shape or flowers come into season.

Chiang Mai from Doi Suthep.

Chiang Mai from Doi Suthep.

This time we visited with my friends Gaz and Saskia and the gardens were the best I have seen.  Situated on Doi Suthep, the hill that overlooks Chiang Mai, and a few km beyond the well know Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, my blog entry HERE, Bhubing Gardens surround the Thai Royal family’s winter palace.

Bhubing Palace Garden map.

Bhubing Palace Garden map.

If you are visiting the gardens keep a few things in mind as advised by their website HERE. Tickets stop being sold at 3.30 pm and they are very rigid on what clothes are allowed in the Palace grounds. Men must wear long trousers and no singlets. Women long skirts. Clothes can be hired just inside the entrance if what you are wearing is deemed inappropriate.

Allow a couple of hours to wander through the grounds. They are extensive and follow a giant loop. Plenty of staff are on hand to point you in the right direction if needed.

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Angel’s Trumpet – Brugmansia.

Just outside the Palace is a small market area, which sells great mementos of Thailand often much cheaper than you will find at the street markets in Chiang Mai city.

Good small markets.

Good small markets.

Bhubing is all about the flowers and gardens so I thought I would just provide a gallery of photos in this post, which give you some idea of how beautiful this place is. Hover over the first picture and click to play slideshow.

 

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