Bonsai and orchid festival in honor of HM the Queen’s birthday.
The Chiang Mai Orchid Society in conjunction with the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden Garden and the Chiang Mai Bonsai Club is holding an ornamental plant and bonsai festival at Suan Buak Hat Park from August 10-14, Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn recently announced.
One of the many beautiful floral display floats presented at the 2011 festival
During the Chiang Mai Flower Festival, sculptures are made from beautifully colored flowers representing temples, animals and mythical scenes from the Ramayana (the Hindu stories of the Gods) and then driven on motorized parade floats through the streets of Chiang Mai.
1000′s of different species of orchid are in bloom in Thailand at this time of the year and many of these are on display at the festival.
Apart from the flower parades there are endless floral displays, local handicrafts sales and beauty pageants to entertain visitors to Chiang Mai for this festival.