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


Bunny on Steroids…

Bunny in the garden, Royal Floral, Chiang Mai


The Floral Wheel…

Floral Wheel, Royal Flora, Chiang Mai


“King Bhumibol Tulip”

King Bhumibol Tulip, Royal Floral, Chiang Mai


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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  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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