The Flower Market
Visiting Tonlamyai Market, the flower market, is a fun and colourful activity. Located just next to Warorot Market, and close to Ping river, it is open 24 hours a day, with deliveries being made in the early hours of the morning. Seeing a little van packed full of piles of freshly cut orchids, and stalls bunching together hundreds of roses is a sight worth waking up for. Tonlamyai market is the only place to get fresh flowers in Central Chiang Mai and that is why many locals and visitors love photographing the stunning blooms. Visiting this market is a great activity and it is located only ten minutes walk from Thapae Gate.
Kamthieng Plant Market
A great market to wander through and discover a lot of tropical plants, flowers, outdoor pots and ornaments. There is also a large pet section where you can see some pretty impressive fishs.
Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
This is the one place to visit if you are a flower and plants lover. Situated about forty minutes from Chiang Mai city, this botanic garden is a true paradise, a manicured garden with so many birds and a live museum with thousands of plants, trees and flowers to discover. Established in the lush mountains of Mae Rim-Samoeng Road, this spectacular garden could not be in a more splendid setting. It covers an area of 6,500 acres and houses the glasshouse complex with eight display glasshouses where plants and flowers are grouped according to their environment. It also showcases a rock garden, a Thai Orchid Nursery, a waterfall, a Natural Science Museum and the
latest addition to this wonderful place is the Canopy Walkway from where you can picture and see the surrounding green mountains. A visit to The Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden takes about half a day and there are many other activities to do in the surrounding area.
Nestled in a scenic and lush mountain landscape of 240,000 square meters, Ratchaphruek Gardens is only open during the winter season. It offers gardens with countless trees, plants and stunning flower displays. Visitors will also be impressed by the fantastic artwork and architecture throughout the park.
READY YOUR CAMERA AND WITNESS THE MOST FLOWERFUL EVENT OF THE YEAR.
Chiang Mai Flower Festival is one of the top three events held in Chiang Mai every year. This year it takes place from February 3rd to 5th, so we wanted to publish this event a a bit ahead, to make sure that everyone has time to plan a visit. The parade of flower floats is definitely an event not to be missed. It will run on the 4th February from Nawarat Bridge to Thapae Gate and then continue to Buak Hard Public Park where floats will be parked until the end of the day. The parade will start from 8am and will stop regularly to give everyone plenty of opportunities to take photographs. For this occasion, Suan Buak Hat Park will be the center of an amazing flower exhibition, with the street open only to pedestrian traffic and more than fifty flower exhibits. In the evening, starting from 8pm, the Miss Flora beauty pageant will be held andone woman will be crowned queen of the 2018 Chiang Mai Flower Festival. Another event not to miss during this festival is the Bonsai Trees Exhibition, which will take place during three days at Suan Buak Hat Park. A total of forty bonsai are shown, some costing hundreds of thousand Baht. So, ready your camera gear and dust off your picnic mat for the most spectacular floral extravaganza in Thailand. Picture taken at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden