Royal Park Rajapruek (อุทยานหลวงราชพฤกษ์ เชียงใหม่) Chiang Mai Royal Park Rajapruek was previously named as International Exposition for His Majesty the King; Royal Flora Rajapruek. It was built in the purpose of commemorating the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Accession to the throne on June 9, 2006 as well as celebrating His Majesty’s 80th Birthday Anniversary on December 5, 2007. It is one of the most popular agro-tourism places of Chiang Mai and is counted as the center of Agricultural research. You will discover countless number of plants and varied kinds of agricultural exposition which would be advantageous to visitors at any age. Also, it is reckoned as a meeting point for agriculturist and those who are into agriculture and cultivation.
It has been said that the landscape architecture of the park is gorgeous and very delicate. Thus, Ho Kham Luang Royal Pavilion and other architectural style buildings here can prove that the saying is totally true. The exposition is divided distinctly into zones which make it easier for visitors to wander around the park and learn from everything you see since the very first step of yours here as there is a 250 million years old pine tree maintained at the entrance. There are several kinds of garden here as follows:
- Thai Tropical Garden is the area which showcases the diversity of Thai tropical plants. The whole areas is inside the greenhouse and represents a handful type of desert plants, herbs as well as Thai traditional houses and nursery plant pot.
- Gardens for the King is the area where both Thai government and private sectors present their garden arrangements that followed and made use of His Majesty’s theory on managing agriculture and gardening. Besides, another feature is an international garden zone which presented by 33 participating nations.
In addition, Royal Park Rajapruek will open Memorial hall of Thai plants only in winter as well as the flora festival which you should not miss as it is only held during December to February.
Besides, the outdoor areas, such as the auspicious tree zone, the lotus garden, and such, are also fascinating and can very well catch your attention.
Royal Park Rajapruek is welcoming any visitors everyday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Golf cart and bicycle for rent are available.
A group of 40 people plus can get a discount on entrance fee by writing a notification letter to the director of Royal Park Rajapruek and later send it to Chiang Mai Royal Agricultural Research Center, Mae Hia Sub District, Muang District, Chiang Mai, P.O. box 170, Chiang Mai University.
For further information, please call: 05-311-4195-6 / fax: 05-311-4196 or visit http://www.ratchaphruekgarden.com/