Bhubing Palace is a majestic residence surrounded by glorious landscaped gardens. It is known for its extraordinary rose garden and range of temperate plants that are rare in Thailand. Enjoy the cool mountain air around this palace overlooking Chiang Mai.
Appreciate the Thai ruean mu or grouped house design of the main palace building, which sits on stilts. The structure was built in 1961 and has a fairly understated and modest style. See the modern Ruen Rab Rong royal guesthouse, where state visitors and palace aides can stay. The Royal Log Cabins that stand atop a hill have an alpine design.
Relax beside the picturesque reservoir behind the cabins and watch the water feature that has jetting splashes accompanied by the king’s own musical compositions. The reservoir also has a practical use, providing water for the site’s grounds.
Stroll through the exquisite gardens to see the range of fascinating plants. Lay down a blanket and enjoy a picnic beside the acclaimed Suan Suwaree rose garden. A trolley car provides a speedier trip around the gardens.
The royal family usually stays in this palace during trips to northern Thailand. The buildings are not open to visitors, although you may take photos and visit the grounds. Wear fairly formal attire, covering your shoulders. Appropriate clothing is available to rent if your dress is not suitable for this venerated area.
Note that the palace opens daily to visitors from morning until afternoon, with a brief closure at noon. It is closed when the royals are visiting the palace, which is usually for some time between January and March. There is a fee to enter and an additional fee to rent a trolley car.
Bhubing Palace, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Chiang Mai’s city center, is in the Doi Buak Ha area in the Muang District. Come with a tour operator or drive from the city center to get here in 1 hour. Visit nearby attractions in the mountains, such as the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple and the Huai Rap Sadet Waterfall.
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