Cherry blossoms bloom in Khun Wang Royal Agricultural Research Centre Chiang Mai

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Relax and take in the beautiful Himalayan cherry blossoms over the winter months, visit fields of flower such as tulips, lily, cauliflowers, orchid, peach flower, and they also plant fruit trees such as macadamia nut, peach, plum, tea, sweet potato, guava and Arabica coffee.

Khun Wang Royal Agricultural Research Center is the research center for the farmers in the surrounding area of Doi Inthanon National park.

The country’s highest peak, Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai, has many charms hidden in the embrace of its remote valley.

The road leading to the summit is always packed with travellers, most of whom are just content scaling the 2,500-metre high peak and trekking back downhill the same day, perhaps not aware that there are a few quiet, interesting corners in the vicinity waiting to be explored, for example, royally-sponsored agricultural research stations that support villagers in growing colourful flowers, temperate fruit and organic vegetable.

One of them is Royal Project Inthanon, nestled 16 kilometres from the Hmong village of Khun Klang that wows visitors with its assortment of fruit plantations, flower gardens and a delicious meal of rainbow trout where the fish sourced fresh from a pond in its compound.

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Khun Wang research center sets itself on the area of 450 rais, consist of a variety of winter fruits, such as chinese pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, and strawberries. Visitors can pick them freshly from the tree for tasting. Moreover, in winter, especially in the mid of January to February, the hill will be covered with a blanket of pink Thai Sakura or season of Cherry blossom blooms, giving a splendid picturesque sight to the visitors. Furthermore, those bird watchers shouldn’t miss this place, since Inthanon mountain is home to various species of birds.

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There are not many places in Thailand to see the beauty of wild himalayan cherry blossoms blooming. Mostly in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Loi. The flowers are always in full bloom during the second week of January and will last for about two weeks. Highly recommended to get an update on the seasonal blooms before your trip.

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Opening Time : Chiang Mai Royal Agricultural Research Center (Khun Wang) is open everyday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address : Moo 12, Ban Khun Wang. Win the mother. Mother, Chiang Mai. 50330. Tel. 0-5393-9102

GPS Coordinates Map : 18.6225062,98.5202859

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How to get there

The Royal Agricultural Research Centre in Khun Wang is 16 kilometres from Khun Klang on Highway 1284. Tourist accommodation is available with rooms priced 750-2,000 baht a night. The Royal Agricultural Research Centre in Mae Jon Luang is only seven kilometres from Khun Wang, but the road is in poor condition requires and good driving skills.

  • By public vehicles : To travel by private car place. Need to rent a minibus yellow. Reservations can be rented by the district at the Golden Cue minibus Doi Inthanon at Wat Phra That Chom Si.
  • By personal vehicles : From the city Take highway 108 (Chiang Mai – Hod) at Chom Thong. Have the right to separate the Doi Inthanon National Highway No. 1009 of around 30-31 km with three separate feed the village center. Then turn right and go 16 kilometers to the village of Khun Wang. Now the village is about two kilometers to the station of Agriculture Khun Wang road is paved. There might be some holes
  • Tour company or travel agencies can arrange transport via air-conditioned car, van or mini-bus. You can combine a trip to Khun Wang cherry blossoms with a visit to Doi Inthanon National park, Mae Ya Waterfall or Wat Phra That Sri Jom Thong.
  • By renting the bicycle or Motorbike.

Note : Wheelchair user not is accessible

Booking : Private tour to Khun Wang Royal Project

Nearby Places

ew Mae Pan Nature Trail is a Natural Study trek on Doi Inthanon National Park starts from Km. 42. This short trail, winding through pristine forest for about 3.2 kilometres, a 2-4 hour trek, allows the hiker to experience the natural beauty of the forest at first hand.

Ban Mae Klang Luang is a Karen village inhabited by S’gaw people, an ethnic group. This village is a peaceful one with relaxing natural environments around. It’s located at somewhere around the 26th kilometre on the way up to Doi Inthanon.