About Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, located at the foot of a hill in Chiang Mai City, Chiang Mai Province, opened in 1992, is the oldest and most important botanical garden in Thailand and a center for scientific research, dedicated to the collection and conservation of Thai plants and the study and cultivation of rare and endangered flowers.
The botanical garden mainly focuses on the cultivation and research of flowers in northern Thailand, but also has precious plants from abroad, and has a complete system of research and education, making it the first botanical garden of international standard in Thailand. The botanical garden is divided into tree plants, climbing plants, medicinal plants, tropical rainforest plants, desert plants, orchids and ferns, and aquatic plants, etc. Among them, the tropical rainforest botanical garden covers an area of 1,000 square meters, planting palm trees and banana trees from Thailand and Southeast Asia; the orchid and fern botanical garden has more than 1,200 kinds of plants, and local orchids can reach more than 80 kinds; aquatic plants can reach more than 100 kinds The orchid and fern garden has more than 1,200 kinds of plants, and local orchids can be more than 80 kinds; aquatic plants can be more than 100 kinds, such as water lilies, aquatic ferns and bromeliads.
The Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden is very popular among students and the school often organizes visits and studies for students, as well as attracting many botanists to visit and study the garden, which is open from 8:30 to 16:30.
How to get there
Pong Yaeng, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180
It is located in Mae Rim, a suburb of Chiang Mai, about one hour by car. A car is convenient. It costs about 600 TBH to 1,000 TBH by Songteo or GRAB, but it is best to take a car because you will have trouble getting back home. We will take the same road we took when we went to Monchem. I was intrigued by the canopy walk.
The park is large and the forest canopy walk (skywalking) is very pleasant. The park was well maintained and the greenhouse was well stocked. The park is accessible by car. Therefore, if you are coming from the center of the city, a car is recommended.