The earth laughs in flowers – Chiang Mai flower festival

Chiang Mai is known as “The rose of the north”, so it seems fitting that it should host such a delightful event.

San Buak Haad park is a lovely place to spend lazing on a bamboo matt on a sunny day in Chiang Mai.

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Once a year in February it gets a just a little bit more lovely…

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Chiang Mai flower festival is a three-day celebration held at the end of the cool season.

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Unfortunately, we missed the parade, but we got to wander through fragrant tunnels of flowers

and a variety of beautiful elephant sculptures and carefully trimmed shrubs.

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There was an abundance of artistically arranged flowers and paper lanterns hanging from the tree branches

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Outside Thai dancers were on the streets in stunning dresses and baskets full of fresh flowers, an artist in the background paints a portrait of the dearly departed King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

 

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Have you been to Chiang Mai flower festival? Did you get to watch the parade that we missed?

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