Lovely Royal Flora Ratchaphruek

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 4 Comments A+ a-

A week before our scheduled time of departure Joyie was having trouble with nausea. We called Letty, our friend, to inform her that we won't be going anymore. She tried to insist that we go but we decided otherwise. It was embarrassing to cancel the trip days before leaving but we can't risk the baby she is having just because we want to.

Fortunately two days before departure, Joyie started to feel better. I thought our Chiang Mai trip planned several months back to celebrate the New Year won't transpire. She asked me to call Letty back and everything was fixed in a jiffy. A van was rented and was ready to go. As for the accommodation, special thanks goes to ate Leonie Gamboa Thongsrichun who was kind enough to let us stay in her comfy abode. Perhaps next time again ate hehe.

It wasn't cold when we arrived. Normally, temperature plays lower than 10 degree Celsius in the city, or lower to freezing winter nights in the mountains like Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest peak. Moreover, it was still cooler compared to central and southern provinces. The traffic was a nightmare and we were stuck for like forever. We were told that long holidays such as New Year is not a good time to visit Chiang Mai. It took more of our time, seriously.

Anyways, we first visited the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek and was awestruck by the beautiful display of colorful flowers. The park was jam-packed and it was difficult to roam its way too big area. But if you want to see the entire park you can visit the Royal Pavilion which offers a great view of the garden. Good recommendation for flower freaks and to someone who simply loves flowers. This garden park should be on your list if you find your way there.


PS: More photos about Chiang Mai will come out soon!

John Benliro hails from Palawan, Philippines. He's a travel enthusiast who loves to read geography books as well as those authored by Sheldon and Grisham. He's a full time lecturer at a university in Thailand and has been blogging since 2009. Come and join him in exploring the vastness of our imagination, drifting from land to land one step at a time.

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raya
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January 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM delete

wow! have been to chiangmai but have never been to this park. this is just sooo beautiful! would definitely go to this place when we go back to Chiangmai!

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Michelle B
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January 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM delete

Glad that your trip pushed through. It would have been sad if you guys weren't able to go but I'm also glad that your baby is all right. ChiangMai is indeed very beautiful. Can't wait for your other photos :)

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January 18, 2012 at 2:04 PM delete

@ Raya, Don't miss this again ate. One of the best, promise!

@ Michelle, Thank you. Yeah, it was our baby that we were most concerned about when we were still not sure if we can go. Good thing the trip transpired.

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Violy
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January 18, 2012 at 5:31 PM delete

I've been to bkk and Phuket but not yet Chiang Mai, our company is putting another office there so I may go there soon!, yehey!, love your photos.. I want to go there during the winter.. ;-)

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