The Mae Fah Luang Garden is a beautifully landscaped garden and tourist attract which is part of the Doi Tung Development Project. It is located on 10 acres of land that was originally the Akha village of Pa Kluay, part of an important route for opium caravans and those involved in heroin-related trafficking and weapons in the past.
With the villagers resettled, a garden of temperate flowers was created in accordance with the Princess Mother’s wish to give Thai people who have never travelled overseas an opportunity to enjoy a temperate flower garden.
The decorative flowers in Mae Fah Luang Garden are grown and nurtured by local villagers, hundreds of whom have been trained and work there, earning a sustainable livelihood.
In 1993, the Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA) named the Mae Fah Luang Garden winner of PATA Award for Tourist Site Development.
Sculpture by Misiem Yip-In-Soi
In the middle of this garden stands “Continuity”, a sculpture by the late Misiem Yip-In-Soi. The Princess Mother gave this name to the sculpture to draw attention to the fact that continuity ensures the success of any endeavour.
Lady’s Slipper Garden
Doi Tung is well known for its cultivation of the beautiful and rare orchids known as Lady’s Slipper (in the subfamily Cypripedioideae) which are cultivated in our own tissue culture laboratory to propagate commercial plants to return them to their natural habitat in the surrounding mountains. Doi Tung now has the largest number of Lady’s Slipper species, from domestic and foreign to hybrids.
Doi Tung Tree Top Walk
The Doi Tung Tree Top Walk is the latest activity to match the modern-day trendy and wandering lifestyle. Explorers can experience a 295-meter long walkway among the trees of the Mae Fah Luang Garden at 30 meters above the ground. It is open daily from 08.30am – 05.00pm with an admission fee of 150 baht per person.