Chiang Mai in bloom
hailand is officially entering the cool season, and it’s a time when the country is in full bloom. In Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai’s mountains, parks and gardens burst to life with seasonal blooms flowering in the beautiful sunshine.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Contact Centre is recommending four beautiful gardens and parks in Chiang Mai for Thai and foreign visitors to enjoy some of the province’s most amazing natural sights during this cool season.
ILove Flower Farm
This farm is increasing popular, especially among Thai tourists, for its beautiful gardens of marguerite and cutter flowers. Open daily, from 09.00-18.00 Hrs., the Farm has a limit for 200 visitors per day. Advance reservation is required at Tel. +66 (0) 82-897-2679. Entrance fee is 70 Baht per person and comes with a welcome set.
Location: Mueang Kaeo, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai (https://g.page/i-love-flower-farm?share)
Rai Dok Lom Nao
Literally translated as the ‘winter flower farm’, this lovely hilly garden of verbena flowers is located on Mon Chaem. The hill of Mon Chaem is popular among Thai and foreign tourists for its beautiful mountaintop viewpoint overlooking the Mae Rim Valley and Royal Project farms. The flower farm is open daily, from 06.00-18.30 Hrs. Entrance fee is 20 Baht per person.
Location: Mae Raem, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai (https://goo.gl/maps/1At76VNV8YqYwPtv8)
Rai Wang Than
While and yellow chrysanthemum flowers cover the hills and valleys of Ban Om Long. As well as plenty of photo opportunities, the farm also welcomes visitors with delicious noodles and refreshing chrysanthemum juice. Open daily, from 06.00-18.00 Hrs. Entrance fee is 20 Baht per person. But hurry! This year, the farm is open until 25 November only.
Location: Ban Om Long, Samoeng, Chiang Mai (https://goo.gl/maps/iBaSrESDUs3sAnNh8)
Khun Pae Royal Project
Last but not least is Thailand’s largest and picturesque fields of hydrangea flowers, spanning over 200 rai. Do check in advance whether the flowers have yet to be harvested when you want to visit, at Tel. +66 (0) 95-450-6335. Entrance fee is 30 Baht per person.
Location: Ban Pae, Chom Thong, Chiang Mai (https://goo.gl/maps/XcEd9a6NTMEVmpdy8)
Remarks: The above recommendations are for travellers with their own transportation and able to communicate in Thai. For those who require a guide, do check with licensed travel companies for best touring options in combination with attractions along the route to these flower gardens.
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