Thursday, April 19, 2012
Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden
The Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden is located in Chiangmai, Thailand, within the lush mountains of Doi Pui-Suthap. The property of the garden covers over seven miles (yes, that's correct - miles), and features collections of rare and endangered species of native flora.
The garden was opened in 1992. Today it features 4 exhibitions and 8 glass houses. These include a rain forest plant collection, cacti collection, and aquatic plant collection.
For those of you who like to hike, there are a large number of trails on the property that lead through the forest. Most take one to two hours to hike.
The garden is open daily from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.