Flower Festival of Thailand in Chiang Mai - a floral paradise

Annually on the first Friday, Saturday and SundayFebruary in the beautiful city of Thailand Chiang Mai (called the rose of the north) held a beautiful flower festival (Chiang Mai Flower Festival), the end of which we managed to catch. But even just a walk through the evening streets of the city, originally decorated with gorgeous flowers, made a very strong impression.

Immediately make a reservation, the most interesting thing in the festivalcolors (parade), we simply overslept out of ignorance and thanks to a lack of understanding of specific Thai English. They clarified in advance when it would be, but they did not understand that it turns out that it passes in the morning, and not in the evening.

That's why we headed immediately to the park Suan BuakHart. We walked along the canal along the western side of the square, and suddenly the street suddenly turned into a swarming and hustling mass of people, and suddenly, along the edges, there were various stands with plants and unusual flowers of Thailand. Whether they were sold, or simply were put on display to a crowded viewer, we did not understand. A lot of orchids, different colors, size and shape! He smiled hairy cacti, hooked on miniature bonsai trees of various breeds and species. Well, how old are each of them? I walked like enchanted by this kingdom of colors, greenery and variety of forms!

Orchids at the festival of colors of Thailand

Orchids at the festival of colors of Thailand

Selling flowers at the festival

Selling flowers at the festival

Shaggy hairy cactus

Shaggy hairy cactus

Bansai at the festival of colors of Thailand

Bansai at the festival of colors of Thailand

Green counters at the festival of flowers

Green counters at the festival of flowers

Green counters at the festival of flowers

Green counters at the festival of flowers

Little, of course, prevented my admirationthe state of the present ram in the herd, since there were so many people that there was a flow that took me away from the flower I liked even before I had enough time to admire them.

Yes, it was periodically observed quitefunny combination of smells, on the one side of the street - flowers, and on the other - food. Opposite of the greenery on display, an endless row was eaten, offering all the goodies of Thailand that can be found, ranging from fruits, to finished meals and rolls. So, carried forward by the stream of people, we at least were not afraid to stay hungry.

Reed juice production

Reed juice production

Edalni at the festival of colors of Thailand

Edalni at the festival of colors of Thailand

The park itself Suan Buak Hart teemed with various trayswith food and was not less crowded than the channel. And on the grass were Thais on special mats, which some enterprising businessmen thought up to rent out for 20 baht. Hitting the stage, we realized that almost everything interesting had already been missed. Judging by the sign, there was a Miss Flowers contest.

Car rental in the park

Car rental in the park

Specially equipped places for a photo

Specially equipped places for a photo

Thai girls love to be photographed!

Thai girls love to be photographed!

Flower Festival of Thailand, in the park

Flower Festival of Thailand, in the park

We decided to leave the park back to the canal, and hereA surprise awaited us: a string of huge chic and expertly decorated cars with different colors and sometimes vegetables and fruits, which in the morning were the main attraction of the parade of the flower festival in Chiang Mai.

Thailand Flower Festival, parade carts

Thailand Flower Festival, parade carts

Thailand Flower Festival, parade carts

Thailand Flower Festival, parade carts

Flower Festival of Thailand, flower mosaic

Flower Festival of Thailand, flower mosaic

Flower Festival of Thailand, flower figures

Flower Festival of Thailand, flower figures

Flower Festival of Thailand, flower figures

Flower Festival of Thailand, flower figures

And it’s a sight to say, indescribable! In the course of simple tactile research of these carts, it was revealed that the main relief of the car was made of foam plastic, in which various flowers were stuck in one by one with toothpicks, making up in whole its entire mosaic composition of various plots.

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai, flower mosaic

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai, flower mosaic

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai, floral lantern

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai, floral lantern

Flower figure at Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower figure at Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower carriage, Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower carriage, Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower Buddha, Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower Buddha, Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower Festival Chiang Mai

Flower Festival Chiang Mai

Watermelon and Melon Figures, Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Watermelon and Melon Figures, Chiang Mai Flower Festival

One after the other cars is a mergernatural fantasy shapes and colors with human fantasy mosaic art! And this combination is amazing! I watched and only gasped, well, how beautiful are the flowers of Thailand, and how originally can they be used. Although, of course, it was also very sad, because you know that when the festival of flowers ends, all the old decorations will be thrown somewhere in the garbage.

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower carriage at Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower carriage at Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flower carriage inside

Flower carriage inside

Flower carriage inside

Flower carriage inside

Speaking of garbage, we returned when the festivalFlowers of Thailand completely ended and the people gradually went home, and we walked along an almost deserted street littered with mountains of garbage! And on the one hand, I am glad that it is mostly piled up in handfuls and packages, and tomorrow it will definitely be removed, but on the other hand, its quantity and composition (plastic and bags, bags and plastic) are very depressing.

Garbage after the flower festival in Chiang Mai

Garbage after the flower festival in Chiang Mai

But the sight of the mountains of garbage could not overshadowimpressions of the strange colors of Thailand and picturesquely decorated cars. They say that they are ruled by no less colorful Thai beauties, so if we find ourselves next in February in Chiang Mai, we will definitely wake up on time and get to this colorful parade of the festival of colors.

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Flower Festival in Chiang Mai

Useful information about the festival of flowers in Thailand:
If you don’t want to parade at the Chiang Mai Flower Festival in the same way as you, know that it begins early in the morning at 8 o'clock (and sometimes they write that at 9, they overslept, so we don’t know ourselves).

The route of the flower parade in Chiang Mai: It is built in the east of the city on Charoen Muang Road (all the way from the train station to the Nawarat Bridge) and begins its march along Tha Pae Road to the square (Tha Pae Gate gate), turns left and goes around the canal to the park Suan Buak Haad in the southwest corner of the square.

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During its leisurely movement, the parade of the festival of flowers many times stops to give the opportunity to see all the beauties and make great photos.

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