The Bhubing Palace is located on Doi Buak Ha, about 4 km behind Doi Suthep (22 km from the center of Chiang Mai city) in Chiang Mai Province. It is the royal winter palace in Chiang Mai where the Thai king stays with his family during seasonal visits to the northern part of the country. The palace is also the royal guesthouse for prominent State visitors from abroad. In the past the king welcomed or granted royal audience to State visitors only in Bangkok.
The palace was built in 1961. The building started initially with only the royal resident building and the guesthouse. The other buildings were additionally built on later dates. I didn’t find the palace very spectacular but it is surrounded by beautiful flower gardens.
The opening hours to the public are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as holidays, when the Thai Royal Family is not in residence. The entrance fee is 50 baht.