Royal Flora Ratchaphruek

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Lonely Planet review

Carving out a slice of civilization at the southern base of Doi Suthep, Royal Flora Ratchaphruek first opened in 2006 as a 65-hectare garden exposition in honour of the king’s 60th anniversary on the throne. In 2008, the landscaped grounds opened to the public, but are only useable during the cool hours of the day because of the lack of shade. The same access road leads to Doi Kham , a popular jogging route that winds past Brahmin cows to the summit. You’ll want to have your own wheels to reach this area as a taxi ride would be expensive.