The cool weather and hilly climate of the Northern Province of Chiang Rai make it the perfect place to grow many different types of flower and plant that wouldn’t normally be found in Thailand. It is the perfect time to host the annual Chiang Rai Flower Festival, which this year takes place from 28 December, 2017, to 31 January, 2018.
Now in its 14th year, the Chiang Rai Flower Festival will once again be held at Suan Tung and Khom, or literally translated as garden of traditional flags and lanterns. The park, which used to be a prison, has been converted into a beautiful flower garden where stunning blooms are cultivated.
Visitors will have a chance to enjoy Chiang Rai’s enchanting tulip and lilies and the sight of many kinds of cold-climate flowers which are all in full bloom at this time of the year. The flowers come in a dazzling range of colours and there are ‘khom’ or lantern displays so the gardens can be enjoyed night and day.
As well as the elegant beauty of the flowers, there will be different activities to enjoy, including a photo contest, flower painting competition, cultural shows, local product and food fairs, and musical performances.
Also every Saturday during the event, starting from Saturday 30 December, 2017, until Saturday 17 February, 2018, there will be special performance ‘Music in the Park’ to entertain all visitors.
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