Phu Phing Palace Description:
Nestled in the forests of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, the temperate gardens of the Phra Tamnak Phu Phing royal palace entice travelers on luxury tours of Thailand to stroll through fragrant paths dotted with cold-weather flowers.
The royal palace was constructed in 1961 as a winter retreat and guesthouse for visiting dignitaries and royalty. While the palace structures themselves are off limits to the public, when the royal family is not in residence guests on luxury tours of Thailand can walk around the park-like grounds.
While the cool weather gardens are a rare sight in this part of the world, the fountains that dance in rhythm with music composed by members of the royal family is particularly memorable.
Best Time to Visit Phu Phing Palace:
June through October rains make the year-round gardens here particularly beautiful. The best weather in the area is November to January, and the grounds could be closed to the public if the royal family is in-residence between January and March. The hottest temperatures for the area are from March to May.
How to get to Phu Phing Palace:
The Phra Tamnak Phu Phing royal palace is located in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park on the edge of Chiang Mai City in Northern Thailand. The park and palace are best accessed from the city by private vehicle.
Phu Phing Palace Highlights:
Lovers of culture and natural beauty find the palace grounds to be a wonderful destination on their Thailand tours.
The palace has a strict dress code, and visitors wearing clothes that do not cover their shoulders, arms, and knees can be denied entry.