In the midst of the dry season, when the chill of the winter nights have finished for another year, Chiang Mai plays host to a wonderful Flower Festival.
Colorful blooms of all varieties steal the show and it’s a fantastic way to usher in Spring to northern Thailand.
Highlights of the festival include the Orchid Competition, the street market and the grandiose parade.
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival is definitely a treat for all your senses: floral scents; vibrant colors; marching bands; warm sun; and delicious street food from vendors.
Entrance is free. The street market takes place along the inner southwest corner of the Old City’s moat, starting at Ratmakka Rd. The parade is held on the Saturday afternoon of the 3-day event (Friday – Sunday).
5 thoughts on “Chiang Mai Flower Festival: A Photo Essay”
Beautiful – Thanks.
I bopped over there but missed most of the festivities!! Glad you two got to catch it!
Stunning! Geeking out about flowers this spring, now that I don’t live in the desert anymore…
Giselle and Cody
We think we just missed this when we were in Chiang Mai. That’s too bad, the flowers are really pretty. Love the orchids and tulips!!
I actually was in Chiang Mai last year when this was happening but missed it by a day when I popped over to Pai. Now I’m regretting that! How beautiful!