HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Herb Garden
After arriving at the Exhibition Hall, the main entrance to the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Herb Garden leads visitors to the Lotus Pond.
Just off Highway 36 southeast of Bangkok, on the way from Chon Buri to Rayong is a quiet sanctuary of botanical treasures. The HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Herb Garden is wedge-shaped property with 20,000 herbal plants grouped into 20 sections by their use. Many of the plants represented on the 24 acres are those used in traditional Thai herbal knowledge. The gardens are designed using an array of meandering walks that gracefully unfold section after section in a pleasing voyage of discovery.
The main entrance to the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Herb Garden.
One of many interesting plants in the herb garden, Pagoda Flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum var. paniculata)
This garden was the first herb-themed
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Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden entrance, in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand
In a beautiful location nestled in the foothills of Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Mae Rim in Chiang Mai province, in the northeast part of Thailand, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is a relative youngster among botanic gardens, having been established in 1993, but the 1,000 hectares has been planned well and shows good diversity even in its teenage years. Thais are proud of this garden, the first one in the country of international standard.
Loading the tram at the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden entrance
The tram ride from the front gate to the greenhouse complex was a delight (it also saved us an hour uphill walk) as we snaked up the hillside past ornamental gardens, paved walking trails and native woodlands.
The greenhouse complex at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
The glasshouse complex has 12 houses,
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