01 February, 2021

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." — Audrey Hepburn Chiang Mai Thailand #SMSnotes


Its white-pink flowers bloom only once a year from the end of February to March. Cold weather this year should bring out a larger-than-usual display of Chompoo Phu Kha flowers until the end of March. The national park has set up binoculars to help tourists observe and photograph the precious floral gems.


Krachiao. The lovely, purple krachiao flower, also known as the Siamese tulip, bursts into colour at the start of the rainy season. One of the best places to see flower-filled fields stretching for as far as the eye can see is Chaiyaphum, a province in Northeast Thailand.


The National flower of Thailand is an orchid aka Ratchaphruek in our native language. Even though this orchid is locally known as ratchaphruek, it is also called dok koon. This flower was chosen by the country in 2001 because of its yellow colour which associated with Buddhism, the main religion of the country.


Siamese rosewood grows sparsely in Thailand's east. It is the most valuable of the kingdom's poached trees, which also include Burmese rosewood and teak.


"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." — Audrey Hepburn Chiang Mai Thailand #SMSnotes





February 2021