Doi Tung is gone of the most famous tourist destinations of Chiang Rai Province. Several places can be seen on “Doi Tung Palace” such as the palace of the King’s Mother which was built fusing Lanna and Swiss architectural styles. Then there is “the Mae Fah Luang garden”, the most beautiful park of the country

The doi Tung Roya l Villa was the first residence of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinakarindra,the Princess Mother,built under her supervision.Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother and her daughter,Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana,gave the architects a concept of simplicity and multi-functionality for the Royal Villa construction Started on December 26,1987 with a traditional northern Thai ceremony(called “pok Sao Huen”)of planting the main house pillar.
The Royal Villa incorporates architectural elements from Switzerland,where Her Royal Highness lived for many years,and from northern Thaior Lanna culture.Her Royal Highness used the Royal Villa as a base to oversee work in the Doi Tung Development Project.
The Royal villa consists of 4 connected buildings(1)the personal residence of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother(2)a large reception hall,(3)the personal residence of than phuying (dame)Tasna Valaya Sorasongkrarn,granddaughter of H.R.H. the Princess Mother,and (4)the personal residence of H.R.H.Princess Galyani Vadhana,daughter of H.R.H. the Princess Motheer.

 


Pra That Doi Tung
Erected in 911 A.D. (1454 B.E.), Pra That Doi Tung is considered the oldest Chedi (pagoda) in the Lanna region (covering northern Thailand, the Shan states of Myanmar and northern Laos). The Chedi, believed to house the collarbone of the Lord Buddha, is highly revered by Buddhists.

A temple, Wat Noi Doi Tung, and the Theparak Garden stand below at the entrance to the roadway that lead to the Chedi.Tradition holds that the gardian spirits (Theparak) abide in the garden to protect the holy shrine of the Buddha relics at Phra That Doi Tung
Pra That Doi Tung
Erected in 911 A.D. (1454 B.E.), Pra That Doi Tung is considered the oldest Chedi (pagoda) in the Lanna region (covering northern Thailand, the Shan states of Myanmar and northern Laos). The Chedi, believed to house the collarbone of the Lord Buddha, is highly revered by Buddhists.



Getting to Doi Tung
The Doi Tung Development Project is accessible by road from Chiang Rai city (via the airport):
- from the city, travel north along Highway 10 for 48 kms.
- From the airport, turn right at the Highway 10 intersection, and travel north for 41 kms.
- Turn left at the Ban San Kong intersection (between the 870 and 871 km markings on Highway 10)
- Follow the sighs to the Doi Tung Royal Villa.
The return trip can be made by passing the Pha Me Vocational Center, along a scenic, winding road, to the border town of Mae Sai (the northermost point of Thailand)


For more information
Contact : Tourism & Service Center
Multi – Purpose Hall, Doi Tung development Project, Mae Fah Luang ,Chiang Rai 57240
Tel. 66 53 767015-7
Fax. 66 53 767077

Bangkok office: Tel. 66 2 2527114 Ext.217
Fax.66 2 2541665
website : http://www.doitung.org
E-mail : tourism@doitung .org
 
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For More Information: Chiang Rai Tourism Management Center
2nd fl., Chiang Rai Bus Terminal Building, Prasobsook Rd., Muang, Chiang Rai 57000
Tel .(+66)53-740584 Fax. (+66)53-740598
E-mail : tourinfochiangrai@yahoo.com
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