Travel Photo Thursday — January 19th, 2012 — Royal Flora, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 21 comments

Welcome to another week of  Travel Photo Thursday. What a difference a couple of weeks can make when you’re traveling. I’ve gone from wiling my days away on a white sand beach to becoming snap happy at Chiang Mai’s Royal Flora. Definitely more tiring than a day at the beach, but who can get tired when you’re surrounded by all these beautiful flowers?! With such a kaleidoscope of colors my camera was on overdrive. This is just a very small sampling for you to enjoy.

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The Royal Flora is a massive flower show incorporating corporate gardens, country pavilions, the biggest orchid exhibit I have ever seen, a giant floral wheel, and a royal pavilion. Deciding where to go and what to see can be a challenge. The show runs until the end of March, so if you happen to be in Chiang Mai don’t miss it!

From the Orchid Pavilion

Blue Orchids, Royal Flora, Chiang Mai

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Bunny on Steroids…

Bunny in the garden, Royal Floral, Chiang Mai

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The Floral Wheel…

Floral Wheel, Royal Flora, Chiang Mai

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“King Bhumibol Tulip”

King Bhumibol Tulip, Royal Floral, Chiang Mai

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A free shuttle is available, and a ticket for the day can be purchased on site for only 200 Baht (approximately $6.00US). This is definitely an event that any budget traveler can easily enjoy without breaking the bank.

More info. about the show is available here… Royal Flora

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21 Comments

  1. We seem to be on the opposite ends of the temperature spectrum this week. Your photos, especially the purple orchid are a lovely reminder of summer.

  2. Beautiful photos, Nancie! 🙂

  3. Beautiful photos and I want to go there. Hit ya with all I got and G+1, too !

  4. That tulip in the glass vase is so cool- tulips are my favorite flowers even though they die fairly quickly after picking them.

  5. oh yes, one cannot live of beach only 😀

  6. Beautiful photos! I love that tulip… (^_^)

  7. I totally understand the snap-happy “problem.” When I visit gardens I go absolutely nuts. But it’s not a problem for those of us who won’t be in Chiang Mai, and therefore need to have you show it to us. I put my url for today’s pictures above, but am having trouble getting it published. If you try and it does not work. Please try again.

  8. I totally understand getting snap happy in a garden. I have that urge when I’m around flowers, too. But, believe me it is not a problem for those of us that want to experience the flower show but can’t be in Chiang Mai!

  9. Those orchids – gorgeous!

  10. Beautiful! Chiang Mai really knows how to celebrate nature’s beauty at Royal Flora show. Did you ride the Floral Wheel?

  11. The pictures are absolutely beautiful. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love all the colors and particularly drawn to that floral wheel.

  12. WOW, these are beautiful. Love the floral wheel.
    And would you believe, I did flowers too?

  13. Great shot of the orchids.

  14. Love that purple orchid! Flowers are such a refreshing thing to see while traveling. They bring a smile to my face 🙂

  15. I love anything that has to do with flowers, plants, etc., so this place would be right up my alley. Looks fun.

  16. Beautiful! Don’t know how I missed this when I lived in Thailand.

  17. A very colourful series, Nancie! What a wonderfully varied holiday you’re having!

  18. Thanks for the sharing, keep up good work. I love anything that has to do with flowers, plants, etc., so this place would be right up my alley.

  19. Love the striking colors, especially of the flowers. 🙂

  20. Beautiful colours, Nancie!!!

  21. I just missed you, I was at Royal Flora about a week after this. That place was exhausting to walk around, and those trams were little help. There were a lot of beautiful flowers, but after a few hours of walking in the heat, all I wanted to do was get out of there.

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