Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cherry Blossom Season, North Thailand

The following are photos from an email that has been circulating around cyberspace, showing Cherry Blossoms bloom in North Thailand, most likely Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai provinces. It's commonly called "Thailand's Sakura" due to its similarity with Japan Sakura Cherry Blossoms.

The flowers are called "Nang Phaya Sue-Khrong" in Thai, meaning Tigress Flowers and they bloom in January. It's scientific name is Prunus Cerasoides D.Don and belongs to the same family as cherries, peaches and plums. More info here:

From the caption in each photo, the copyright to the photos belong to a photographer named Janjira Intharasak, a photographer nicknamed Pah263 and a photographer with hotmail account north191 . Thanks to them for these splendid photos.

... EASY, ... just join our Chiang Mai tours which include Doi Suthep temple visit (2 examples are given below) and add in trip to see flowers after the temple visit. It's 1 hour to get there, maybe 30min to 1 hour exploring the area and 1 hour to get back to the temple. A pickup truck will be arranged (as the dirt roads are impassable with your tour coach) - RM 180 per pickup truck (max 10 persons per truck).

Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai day trip 4D3N:

Chiang Mai & overnight in Chiang Rai 4D3N:

Alternatively, we can customise for you a winter season nature sight-seeing tour (flowers, sea-of-fog over mountains, overnight stays on mountain lodges, etc.) of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and other parts of North Thailand.

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