If you’re looking for a more immersive experience on your visit to Chiang Rai and want to learn about Thailand’s efforts for growth, then a visit to Doi Tung Royal Project is a must.
The Doi Tung Royal Project is a collaboration between the government and the private sector, specifically the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage, and was established in 1988.
It comprises various business units, including handicrafts, processed food, cafes, agriculture, and tourism. These units contribute to the self-sustainability of the project. The project focuses on sustainable alternative livelihoods, reforestation, and poverty alleviation.
You can visit the Doi Tung Royal Villa to hear the story of the Royal Project and to see first hand how life is thriving in the area.
I’d plan for at least half a day to be able to explore fully the area. There are many different sections and the story is fascinating enough to warrant an in-depth experience. The surrounding flower gardens are tranquil to wander through and the teak style Swiss chalet come Thai style home is beautiful to enjoy.
There is a Doi Tung Cafe to enjoy many dishes prepared from the local produce. I highly recommend stopping off at the cafe for an iced coffee and to take home a bag of Doi Tung coffee. Would you mind sending me a packet if you do? That stuff is good!!