Drive up to the mountain peak of Doi Tung, 2,000 meters above sea-level. Previously, the forest area around Doi Tung was destroyed by shifting slash-and-burn cultivation. Opium implantation was once common all over Doi Tung. Until 1987, Doi Tung Development Project was established according to the King’s Mother initiative, opium cultivation has been virtually eliminated following royal crop substitution project. A visit is made at Mae Fah Luang Gardens and Royal villa. This area has a fascinating history. Wat Phra Thad Doi Tung is regarded as the holiest sanctuary by the residents of Chiang Rai and nearby provinces. The Wat was built in A.D. 911 and it is believed that the left collarbone of Lord Buddha is enshrined in the twin pagodas. The legend says Phraya Achutarat (King of Chiang Saen) marked the spot where the twin pagoda were constructed by ordered the giant flag to be flown from the peak of the mountain, evidence of which can still be seen.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Doi Tung Royal Villa, Mae Fa Luang, Chiang Rai ProvinceThe royal residence of HRH the late Princess Mother formerly served as her base of operations to monitor the work progress at the Doi Tung Development Project. It has since been transformed into a symbol of the Princess Mother's commitment to improving the local people's quality of life.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: I Asia ThailandBangkok