TRAVEL: Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

The second highlight of Chiang Mai – first clearly being the treehouse – was the beautiful collection of cacti at the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden. I’d lusted over photos of the conservation weeks leading up to the trip and it was even more impressive in person.



How blooming beautiful are they? There were a ton of variety, in all shapes and sizes and even some I had never seen or heard of before. #GetEducated



We’d all bought dresses from Yosita the night before, and decided to all throw them together for our little photoshoot. It seems we cannot go anywhere or do anything without imagining life as one big photo studio.

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We only got to spend about 2 days in the city, and even though the Botanic Garden is slightly off the main city centre – about a 30 – 40min car journey out – it’s definitely worth some time and well, a whole lot of dressing up. One thing to note is that they close pretty early daily, sometimes at 4:30pm so check up on timings before starting your day. You want to hop into a local red car, which really is just their version of a Comfort or SMRT ride sans the A/C, as it’s both reliable and affordable.

Been anywhere similar to the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden? I’d love to check new spots out so throw them my way.