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Chiang Mai flower festival: February 6-8, 2009
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    Chiang Mai flower festival: February 6-8, 2009

    The annual Chiang Mai flower festival takes place from February 6 to 8 this year (Friday to Sunday).

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    The parade of floats goes from Nawarat bridge to Suan Buat Hat park (south-western corner of the moat) on Saturday at 8 a.m., then they will be parked in front of the park on Saturday and Sunday so they can be observed and photographed close up. The floats are made up of thousands of flowers, usually there are Naga and other mythical images, Buddhist statues, rural sceneries, and tributes to the royal family - about 20 to 30 really impressive and beautiful work of art.

    Besides, usually, there is an orchid and bonsai competition, flowers and seeds for sale, fruit vendors, a million flowers to take pictures of, OTOP handicrafts from all districts of Chiang Mai, lots of activities for children. It is the best occasion to buy plants, especially all kinds of special orchids (apart from the permanent flower market behind Tesco Khamthieng of course).

    If you happen to be in Chiang Mai on the first weekend of February, don't miss it.

    If you would like to see photos taken in previous years, send a message and I will give you the link to my albums.

    Official info from the Tourism Authority:
    http://www.tourismthailand.org/festi...tent-5570.html

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    Re: Chiang Mai flower festival: February 6-8

    Hey i plan to be there at this time. Thank you for the heads up!!

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    Re: Chiang Mai flower festival: February 6-8, 2009

    Friday 6th February, 2009

    09.00 am - midnight: Flower Exhibition, Local Product Fair at Buak Haad Park
    05.00 pm: Opening ceremony of Flower and gardening exhibition and local product fair at Buak Haad Park
    07.00 pm - 10.00 pm Miss Flower Bloom and Miss International Flower Bloom contest at Buak Haad Park

    Saturday 7th February, 2009

    06.00 am - 12.00 pm: “Kadmua” ( traditional market ) next to the governor’s residence (Nawarat Bridge)
    08.00 am: Opening ceremony of the 33rd Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2009 by Mr. Wiboon Sa-nguanphong, Chiang Mai Governor, at Nawarat Bridge. Launching Flower Floats Parade.
    09.00 am - midnight: Flower Exhibition, Flower and Gardening Contest at Buak Haad Park, Local Product Fair, Food Fair on Arak Road
    07.00 pm - 10.00 pm: Music

    Sunday 8th February, 2009

    09.00 am - midnight: Flower Exhibition, Flower and Gardening Contest, Local Product Fair, Food Fair
    07.00 pm - 10.00 pm: Music

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    Re: Chiang Mai flower festival: February 6-8, 2009

    Chiang Mai gears up for 2009 Flower Festival
    Elena Edwards
    Crowds enjoy a float full of flowers at last year’s Chiang Mai Flower Festival.

    During the comparative cool of the winter season, there is one event that is eagerly awaited by residents and visitors alike - the Chiang Mai Flower Festival, which takes place this year between February 6 and 8 inclusive. Chiang Mai is rightfully known as the ‘Rose of the North’, with its unique Lanna cultural characteristics and its stunning surroundings of mountains and wild lands.

    Every year at this time, the beauty of the myriads of differing kinds of flowers which grow on the Ping River plain and in the surrounding mountains is displayed on many beautifully decorated floats, which parade around the old city walls for all to marvel at and enjoy.

    Included in the festival are exhibitions of many species, flower arrangement competitions, a beauty contest, and a number of other events connected with this mainly agricultural and horticultural province. Visitors can also buy examples of the huge number of varieties displayed in the parade from the many stalls around the moat. Local produce will also be on sale at several small markets set up especially for the occasion.

    The 2009 Chiang Mai Flower Festival will begin on Friday February 6, with a flower exhibition, a gardening contest, a local produce fair, and a food fair, to be held all day from 9 a.m. at and near Buak Haad Park. In the Thai manner, the opening ceremony of these events will be held at 5 p.m. at the park. Between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., also in the park, the ‘Miss Flower Bloom’ and ‘Miss International Flower Bloom’ beauty contests will take place.

    On Saturday 7th, between 6 a.m. and 12 mid-day, a ‘Kadmua’ traditional market will be held outside the governor’s residence, and at 8 a.m. at the same site, the Flower Festival will be officially opened by the Governor of Chiang Mai, thus launching the Flower Floats Parade itself. The exhibitions and contests at Buak Haad Park will continue throughout the day. The Flower Float Parade will finish at the park, followed at 7 p.m. by a musical event.

    The exhibitions and contests in the park will continue on Sunday 9th, and the festival will end with more musical delights between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The event is an amazing opportunity to view all the wonders of the huge number of flowers that grow in Chiang Mai, and maybe to take several example home to enjoy all year round.

    For further information, contact TAT Chiang Mai on 053-248-604, between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., or TAT’s call centre at the same times on 1672.

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    Re: Chiang Mai flower festival: February 6-8, 2009

    I've always been amazed at people's talent to write so many paragraphs of bullshitting based on just a little information (the same schedule that I copied above the article). sorry

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    Re: Chiang Mai flower festival: February 6-8, 2009

    Yeah-should have edited it down to the TAT information stuff -sorry.

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    Re: Chiang Mai flower festival: February 6-8, 2009

    not your fault at all!!!

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