Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Mae Rim: Hours, Address, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
4.5
08:30 - 17:00
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:30 - 17:00
Sunday
08:30 - 17:00
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The Queen Sirkit Botanic Garden is one of the most renowned gardens in Thailand and a major hub for scientific research. Visitors can view beautiful Thai orchids and palms while walking around the expansive grounds.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Kovit S
Bangkok, Thailand597 contributions
Underwhelmed
Feb 2021 • Couples
We were not impressed. With such a name, and presumably a Royal project, we expected more. The gardens, glasshouses appear empty compared to the infrastructure of the place. The room for improvement is plenty. We did not get the feeling that any upgrades in designs, plants, flowers etc had/have been ongoing since the inception of the place. Even maintenance for what is here was minimal. The canopy walk is a very good idea but again much more can be done.
Written 27 February 2021
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Juerg S
Mukdahan, Thailand354 contributions
Caretaking looks at lower level than before
Dec 2020
It is not the first time we visited this garden, and it is still worth wile. altough it looks like in the corona time the caretaking is now at a lower level and some areas are even closed. Very title foreigners we have seen and hopefully this place will be reactivated soon. The entrance fee is low and seniors over 60 get free admission. Thank you.
Written 6 December 2020
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Si Yai
Phuket, Thailand38 contributions
Looking very tired
Nov 2020
Been to the gardens twice - and on our recent visit felt that the gardens are being neglected - not helped by the lack of overseas tourists - there were plenty of local Thais visitors -
Written 23 November 2020
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Suratrichard
Surat Thani, Thailand1,251 contributions
Great place to visit!
Nov 2020 • Couples
There are several Royal sites in Chiang Mai well known for their botanical displays and the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is one of the best. It's probably not the easiest place to get to and transport is required and getting around the vast area of the gardens also requires some transport. It must also be one of the few places in Thailand that doesn't seem to operate a dual pricing policy - in fact anyone over the age of 60 has no admission charge to pay!
One of its best known features is the canopy walk ( reviewed separately) which is well worth visiting although when we were there, views were restricted by low cloud although there was a good view of Coffin mountain which an explanation board of why it's called that.
There are all sorts of paths and roadways but, to me, the highlight of our visit was being able to wander around the various glass houses although a few were closed off due to ongoing work. Immediately by the glasshouses is a very impressive fountain. Within the glasshouses are a vast array of plants with each house being specific to a particular type e.g. Water lilies and cacti with many more. There are some fun items and it is possible to be photographed inside a giant "pitcher" plant!
There are a couple of gift shops and a small cafe although I can't recommend the coffee!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would certainly return when visiting Chiang Mai at a future date.
Written 9 November 2020
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martarchitex54
Bangkok, Thailand176 contributions
Beautiful gardens and free entry for OAP's!
Sep 2020
Treetop Walk and the glasshouses with plants donated from around the World make this a great side trip from the nearby Elephant Eco Reserve.
Written 13 September 2020
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Brian Carter
San Antonio, TX60 contributions
Incredible botanical garden with amazing views
Jan 2020
Travelers spending any time in Chiang Mai should definitely make the trip to see these gardens. The site is well-organized with well-developed infrastructure, learning centers, and museum-like venues presenting the Thai flora and fauna. Don't miss the Canopy Walk, a suspended metal bridge/walkway through the jungle canopy and ending in a scenic vista overlook.

The Canopy Walk is appropriate for anyone from kids to the elderly and is very safe. There are some steeper sections and the walk is not really wide enough for more than two people to walk side by side. Visitors should be considerate by being mindful of passing others, or others trying to pass them from behind.

Even those who are not especially interested in gardens or plants will find this place a beautiful getaway from the busy big cities, pollution, and commercialized tourist traps. While a tourist destination, the gardens are run more like a national park, limiting the crass commercialization.

Bring water and wear appropriate attire. We had our own vehicle, but many arrive by "rot tour" (tour vans) or "rot me" (tour buses).

We left Chiang Mai early and were there for about 3 hours. More active and athletic tourists could easily spend the entire day expoloring the massive property.
Written 2 September 2020
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Ng Adeline
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia279 contributions
Family outing back to Mother Nature
Nov 2019 • Family
A huge botanical garden which can take up to one day just visiting every of it’s attractions. Must visit and the varieties and spices of plants are so many and extremely spectacular.
Written 14 June 2020
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Jackie W
72 contributions
Lovely - definitely worth a visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took a yellow songthaew from Warorot market at 40 Thai Baht per person to the botanic garden. The journey took about an hour. Entrance fee is free for senior over 60s. We were recommended to take a tram to the garden as it was quite a walk. The tram was 30 baht per person. The first stop was at the canopy. It was a very impressive walkway with fantastic views. The driver then took us to the glasshouse gardens. This was divided into different sections with alpine plants, orchids, cactus and rain forest. Particularly impressive was the large rain forest glass house with a massive waterfall. We meant to visit the natural science museum but we ran out of time. We will do it on our next visit. Highly recommend.
Written 12 March 2020
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Susan H
Oxford, UK20 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020
Lovely gardens with a treetop walkway and glasshouses. Museum well worth a visit. Need a car or some form of transport - shuttle bus available - to get to each point of interest. We took a red bus tuk tuk.
Written 5 March 2020
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Radix7
Sydney, Australia180 contributions
Pleasant excusrion
Feb 2020
This was a half day excursion with a taxi needed not just for access but for travelling within the park (though there is also a periodic shuttle). In contrast to the Royal Park Ramakuet, which is a floral designed garden, the Queen Sirikit is largely an area of natural vegetation. The canopy walk is the best way to see the forest and area. The greenhouses were quite ambitious in their range. We could not make sense of the walks, as the main map they give you when you arrive (free entry for all seniors!) seemed to differ from on-site signage and both differed from reality on the ground, so one might need to take specific advice on walking routes.The area just before the gardens is a complex of other tourist destinations.
Written 1 March 2020
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