If you have not been to Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 yet, do not worry – you have not missed it! There is still time – the event closes January 31, 2007!
Held at the Royal Agricultural Research Center in Chiang Mai, Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the Thai throne and His Majesty’s 80th birthday anniversary.
Named after one of Thailand’s national flowers (the ratchapruek), Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 is a bold project, and given the auspicious nature of the event it is celebrating, quite rightly one of the biggest horticultural expositions in the world. The event brings together over 2,200 species of tropical plants and flowers with 2,500,000 plants in an 80-hectare site at the Royal Agricultural Research Center in Mae Hia, Chiang Mai province. Located in the lush landscape of the surrounding mountains, this is the ideal setting for an event of this nature. Modern sculpture is dotted around the event site, which also contains a ‘Bug World’ featuring many types of bugs, butterflies, etc. as well as a number of other interesting things to see and do.
The overall theme of Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 is ‘To Express the Love for Humanity’ and it features layouts designed to complement its surroundings. We are coming close to the end of the expo, so if you are in the area, this is very much a “must visit”. The focus of the closing stages of the event from January 20 – 31, 2007 is “International Green Pot Plants”.
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