One of the new additions to exciting Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is the Pill Millipede Trail-a beautiful hike which takes you through lush forest and a bewildering variety of woods, plants and wild lives. Named after the pill millipede which comes out during the rainy season, this tranquil hike is an easy-going 400 meters distance with an
impressive variety of wildlife, insects and wood plants.
Shutterbugs will want to pack their cameras for this trail! They will enjoy discovering palms (dipteraocarpacae), bamboos, wild bananas, forest Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) evergreen trees and most importantly, they will encounter fresh air and beautiful nature. Don’t miss meeting the 30 meters high Iron Wood tree (Hopea Odorata Roxb) which is very important to local beliefs and often appeares in ancient tales.
To help you go through your hike in this beautiful and quiet surrounding, interesting signs and QR codes are placed along your way, giving you more information in
Home to a large and impressive collection of tropical plants and exotic flowers, the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden lies on a picturesque location on Mae Rim road, a few kilometers passed Tiger Kingdom, Poo Poo Paper Park, Four Seasons Resort and Mae Sa waterfall. Established in 1992, it covers a mountainous area of 530 acres with conservatories, glass houses, Thai orchid houses, rock gardens and complexes with rare and endangered species. For a look high over the trees, try the “Flying Draco Trail”, the longest canopy walkway of Thailand, from where you can admire birds, dragonflies and beautiful surrounding mountains.
If you have enjoy reading our cover story of this month about beautiful lotus flowers, you will probably enjoy visiting the glass house at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, which is dedicated to all kinds of lotus. The whole visit of the garden takes about half day, and there are many other interesting activities located around Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden. Waking up to walk Pill Millpede Trail is well worth lacing up your boots for enjoying the view and feelling up with good oxygen!
QUEEN SIRIKIT BOTANIC GARDEN :
100 Moo9. T. Mae Ram. A. Mae Rim. Chiang Mai.
Tel 053-841 234