Thailand’s Bhubing Palace

Fuchsia.

Fuchsia.

The Bhubing palace lies in Chiang Mai Province, about a one-hour journey east of Chiang Mai over twisty roads.

Viola tricolor. Probably not native.

Viola tricolor. Probably not native.

None of the buildings was open to visitors. Near the parking lot were a snack bar, toilets and a souvenir stall which was probably regulated by the palace.

Don’t let the lack of open buildings put you off a visit. First, for someone like me, from a temperate climate, who doesn’t take heat well, it was blessedly cool. Second, there were glorious gardens including a rose garden, and a path through a lush shady area of ferns and bamboo.

In the rose garden.

In the rose garden.

Fern

Fern

This post includes a sampling of the flowers. The Ipomoea was growing over the slate roof of a shelter.

From the Ipomoea family.

From the Ipomoea family.

Orchids are such an exotic luxury in Canada. Seeing orchids blooming freely in this garden – but also in the wild – was a never-ending surprise.

Orchids.

Orchids.

The next post will feature the main water feature.
Posts about other Thai Palaces can be found here and here.

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8 comments on “Thailand’s Bhubing Palace

  1. Naomi says:

    Those flowers are a nice sight after all the flurries and drizzle we had today. 🙂

  2. BuntyMcC says:

    You too, eh? Awfully cold and damp here with flurries and freezing rain. And I had my snow tires taken off today….

  3. Gorgeous pics … the fuschia and rose are my favs 🙂

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