The Nong Hoi Royal Project Development Centre , Chiang Mai in Mae Rim sub-district (40 km from Chiang Mai city) was set up in 1984 by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to help the tribal people in the region to move on from the production of opium while improving their lives and the reputation of the country. The Project has been a resounding success – new farming methods, training and equipment, brought in by experts, have meant sustainable and saleable crops are now grown on slopes once reserved for opium poppies.
Location :Nong Hoi Kao Village, Pong Yaeng, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
Open Hours : 9am - 6 pm
The Queen Sirkit Botanic Garden is one of the most renowned gardens in Thailand and a major hub for scientific research. Visitors can view beautiful Thai orchids and palms while walking around the expansive grounds.
Located : Mae Ram, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
Open Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm