It’s worth the small fee to enjoy a run around the Royal Park Rajapruek, an area of beautifully landscaped grounds that’s a popular visitor destination in Chiang Mai. The nearly 200-acre grounds feature plants from all around the world, divided into three sections: Thai gardens, Corporate gardens, and International gardens.
Visitors are permitted to run on the paths around the grounds, as long as rules and crowds are respected. Note: The park has set hours and admission fees. More info. The park is located ~10 km southwest of central Chiang Mai, adjacent to the Grand Pavilion (Hor Kham Luang) and just east of the Wat Phrathat Doi Kham temple. Our route around the Mae Hia Agricultural Research Station is nearby.