Just like its name; ‘Rose of the North’; Chiang Mai celebrates the Chiang Mai Flower Festival to display the beautiful flowers and plants that are bloomed in the month of February. During this time, the city is awash with bright, vibrant colours of striking flowers. This 3 day festival is extremely popular in Thailand tourism and is visited by tourists from all around the world. If you are planning to visit Thailand in the month of February we give you 10 reasons as to why you need to visit The Chiang Mai Flower Festival:
1. The beautiful Suan Buak Haad Garden
This is a invigorating garden and is the main focus during the festival. All the chief festivities take place at this public garden. You can walk around this pleasant park that is surrounded by many artificial lakes and beautiful plants and saplings. You can also enjoy a mesmerizing view of orchids displayed just outside the garden.
2. Click beautiful pictures
The Chiang Mai Flower festival is a paradise for photographers. With exotic, striking and rare species of flowers all around, the festival is bursting with lots of eye-catchy and good picture opportunities.
3. The Stunning Flower Festival Parade
This is one of the key highlights of the festival. The parade commences early in the morning from the Nawarat Bridge to the train station. It comprises of more than 25 flower floats drawn heavily on the characters from religious mythology. You can get a very good view of the parade as it moves slowly and stops frequently. Also, there are modern-style marching bands from local schools and girls in traditional attire are interspersed among the floats.
4. Enjoy the Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival Queen
Most of the girls dressed in traditional attires atop the floats are participants in this competition. Along with the competition, you can enjoy some loud music and refreshments.
5. Enjoy the local dishes
If food is always on your agenda no matter where you go, then the best time to visit Thailand for you is during Chiang Mai Flower Festival. You will find many food vendors serving scrumptious, spicy local Thai dishes everywhere. You can also visit some coffee and pastry shops here.
6. A bliss for the nature-lovers
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival is an absolute bliss for all the nature-lovers as you will find the most exotic and rare species flowers here.
7. The cool climate
February is the best time to visit Chiang Mai as the temperature during this time of the year is cold and soothing. Also the evenings here are quite enjoyable as the air is very fresh and clear.
8. Greatest flower festival in the world
You get to witness the world’s greatest flower festival and in a way get to truly explore the traditions of the Chiang Mai city.
9. Beautiful view of the city
If you wish to explore the city of Chiang Mai, then this is the best time to do so as the streets and surroundings are all cleaned up and you shall have a lovely time wandering around the streets.
10. Indulge in some retail therapy
Besides the food vendors, there are many local shops around where you can buy some souvenirs, clothes etc. to take back with you.
So, if you are planning to visit the Chiang Mai Flower Festival that starts from 2nd February and ends on 4th February, you need to book your Thailand tour packages today to get the best airfare and hotel rates.