Have you ever wanted to witness the delicate cherry blossoms but you are only able to experience the full beauty of it during the Sakura season in Japan !? Great news peeps!! Now you don’t have to fly to Japan or Korea to see the cherry blossoms. Thailand now has this magical cherry blossom forest where you can impress your friends by taking all that insta-worthy pictures and “step one you went to Japan”. Specifically during Mid December and Mid February annually is when the beautiful blossoms bloom. Compared to Japan/Korea, Thailand is wayyyyyyyyyy more affordable in-terms of travel and accommodations!!
Thailand Cherry Blossoms
Located in the Northern part of Thailand, primarily in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, as the winter says goodbye and welcoming spring, the cool weather in the high altitude plays a major role in producing these beautiful wonders of nature. So don’t be afraid of the disgustingly hot weather you expect because in actual fact it is kinda cooling. These elegant flower species found in Thailand, are the wild Himalayan cherry trees, also known as Nang Phaya Sua Kroang or Tiger Queens named by the locals.
Start your sakura viewing at Khun Chang Khian Highland Agriculture Research Centre. Khun Chang Kian is also the area of Research Centre and Agricultural Training Centre, which also offers shelters for tourists. Get yours quick as shelters are quite limited!! Grab a cup of hot coffee for the cooling weather and sip on the cup of coffee and enjoy the exquisite scenery spreading across the mountain top.
Find yourself lost in these cute and appealing pink flower world. The scent of the cherry blossom is pretty intense and giving off a bitter-sweet aroma. Yet distinct from the typical cherry smell – less fruity, more floral. I wouldn’t mind visiting this pink wonderland teasing my senses. Kudos to the University of Chiang Mai’s Faculty of Agriculture, which planted the blossom trees in an effort to promote tourism in the area. Tourism promoting done right. They sure got me hooked.
Imagine strolling down this romantic path surrounded by the magnificent view of the sakura trees, holding the hand of your loved one. Heart slowly melting away~ “Calling out to my baby, you reading this?” A wise man once said, If love is like a flower, I wish it will bloom as beautifully as one. Guys, don’t wait any longer, bring your significant other over to witness these beautiful flowers before the season ends!!