Every February, the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is overtaken by the heady scent of flowers. The biggest flower exhibition in all of Thailand happens at this time. The event also serves as an example of the customs of the historic Lanna Kingdom by bringing to light a bright display of both traditional and contemporary floral art. Due to the festival’s advancements in the horticultural and tourism industries, it also has a positive economic impact on the city. The focus of the Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2023 will be at Nong Buak Haad Public Park.
Typically, the first day of the festival involves an agricultural fair as well as the exhibition of floral arrangements and landscaping trends. Subsequent days involve an elaborate display of splendid flower floats, a fair that showcases local works of art, music shows as well as the display of beautiful ornamental plants.
A major parade usually takes place on the festival’s Saturday from Nawarat Bridge to Thapae Road, Kotchasarn Road, Changlor Road, and finally to Arak Road (Nong Buak Haad Public Park). Large flower-adorned floats, marching bands, student organizations, and dancers will all be there. Roads will be closed in the days before and during the parade, however police will usually be on hand to direct traffic away from the celebration.
There are also competitions for the most beautiful and creative display as well as the best float. The selection of the Chiang Mai Flower Festival Queen is among the most favored festival activities. The winner is celebrated after several nights of deliberation.
There will be plenty of food and beverages available, and the festival area normally experiences pleasant days and delightfully cold evenings. Come experience this great cultural event at the Chiang Mai Flower Festival!
There are numerous lodging options available if you are traveling to Chiang Mai solely for the event. There are too many hotels, hostels, apartments, and guest houses to list, but anyplace in the city, you may find a deal.