Being a popular attraction in Chiang Mai amongst tourists and locals alike, Dokmai Garden is a delightful tropical garden located in the heart of the city. The aim of the botanical garden is to educate the public about the tropical flora and fauna of the area, with a special focus on monsoon gardening. Dokmai Garden was opened to the public in 2009 and was formerly a longan plantation until it was converted into a modern garden by the Seehamongkol family along with western scientists. At present, the Dokmai Garden covers an area of over 4 hectares and is home to over a thousand plant species. Visitors to the garden will also be able to sight an abundance of fauna including numerous butterflies, birds, reptiles and fish. A visit is highly recommended for nature lovers.
A basic entrance fee to the garden costs around 300 Baht
Open daily (except on Mondays) from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The diverse flora and fauna
For Muslim travellers who require prayer facilities at Dokmai Garden, plenty of private area is available to be used during prayer times. Muslim travellers may also visit some of the mosques in Chiang Mai such as the Chiang Mai Masjid – which is the oldest Masjid in the city – and the Chang Phuak Mosque and the San Pa Khoi Mosque which are all located within city limits.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Dokmai Garden could opt for some of the prominent Halal restaurants in Chiang Mai such as the Arabia, Shere Shiraz, Le Spice and Asma, that serve an enticing range of South Asian and Thai Halal cuisine. An abundance of vegetarian options are also available in Chiang Mai and offer a delightful alternative at times when Halal food is not readily available.