The impression people are left with after a visit to Royal Park Rajapruek is mixed and very much influenced by the time of the year that they visited.
With some attractions, you can visit any time of year and they will be basically the same on each visit. Many people thing that in a tropical country like Thailand you do not have the fours seasons like you do in the non-tropical parts of the world. While this is partially true, you do have some huge seasonal changes. You may not have a spring, summer, winter, autumn four seasons but you do have the wet and dry seasons or the hot and very hot.
If you want to see the waterfalls in their full display of power then you need to visit them in the wet season. The same applies with the national parks with the wildflowers and also to many floral exhibits such as the Royal Park Rajapruek.
When to visit Royal Park Rajapruek
Each year they have an international class exhibition. This normally runs from December 01 to February 28. Towards the end of the exhibition a lot of the best displays have started to die off so you will not see the gardens at their prime. During the early to mid exhibition phase you may find it a little crowded. This is fine if you don’t mind the crowds but for me my most enjoyable visit was just before the opening of the annual exhibition in the last few days of November. Everything is looking luscious and ready for the soon coming grand event. The gardens are immaculately clean except for a few remnant pieces of debris and clippings which are and signs of the last minute preparations. The crowds have not yet started to arrive and the Royal shrine is suitably prepared for a royal visit. So if possible try and put this on your schedule for the very end of November.
Other times of the year you may find some areas look a little neglected. This is especially so if they borrow the contents of the Royal Shrine to display at another location. In the images below you will see that on our second visit in March the interior of the Royal Shrine was looking a little bare compared to our first visit at the end of November.
For further information I recommend that you visit their web page.
My armature photography and the photos do not do justice to the Royal Park Rajapruek. You need to come and visit it to see it in all its’ glory.
How to get to to Royal Park Rajapruek
The full address is Highway 121, Mae Hia, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai but the easiest way is to open the map below by clicking view larger map and let Google guide you.