Amidst the rolling hills of northern Thailand in Chiang Rai is a beautiful garden where flowers of temperate climate thrive. This is The Mae Fah Luang' Garden.
The original grounds of the garden,comprising some 4.8 acres of land was builtin 1982. Today,
it has expanded to twice its size and stands at 10 acres. The gardens are ablaze in color all year round as different types of flowers are grown here.
The 'Continuum', a sculpture of children standing on top of one another, graces the center of the garden. Other attractions include a rock garden featuring various collections of mountain pebbles, a water garden with a number of water plants, most notably lilies, and a garden dedicated to palm trees.
Located inside the compound of Doi Tung Pavilion, Mae Fah Luang is part of the Doi Tung Development Project in the ridge of Doi Nang Nawn Range 1,200 meters above the sea level. Visitors therefore can have a breathtaking view of the rolling hills from the garden as well. Little wonder therefore that it has become a prime attraction for those traveling along the Doi Tung Tourist Track.
How to get there: From downtown Chiang Rai, follow Highway #10 towards Mae Sai district through Mae Chan. Then, at kilometer stone 870 - 871, Baan San Kong, turn left into a new road (1149) on the way to Doi Tung.