Today, the park is used as a public park and is an important location for agricultural research in Chiang Mai.
Royal Park Rajapruek Entrance & Admission Fee, Chiang Mai Thailand
If you are interested in getting around the park on your own, there are bikes for hire. Simply pay the fee of 60 THB per bike and enjoy the fresh air in the outdoor park. Most of the park is flat, has asphalted bike lanes and only has slight inclines, which makes it very easy to ride around. If you want, you could hire a golf cart and you will be provided with a cart that can seat 4 people and a driver to get you around the park. This option costs 800 THB per hour.
The gardens are broken up into manageable sections including the Thai Tropical Garden which consists of a greenhouse that showcases the diversity of Thai tropical plants; Gardens for the King which is the government-managed agricultural area, the Orchid Garden; and the International Garden Zone which has plants from 33 other nations.
There are many things to do and activities to indulge in at the Royal Park Rajapruek. It is also an ideal place for a picnic. Make sure you carry a hat, splash some sunscreen and sip lots of water during the hot days.
You can get to the park via a scooter, the park is right near the Chiang Mai Night Safari. You can also take a red truck (songthaew) for only 150 THB each way.