Chiang Mai's tulips in full bloom during New Year holiday (Source: NNT) Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – The Royal Park Rajapruek will open a full-bloom tulip garden during the Christmas and New Year holidays from December 25, 2018 to January 10, 2019. The Highland Research and Development Institute's (HRDI) Director Ruchira Rimphadi said the Royal Park Rajapruek will open the tulip festival, showing colorful tulip flowers in once-a-year full bloom during December 25, 2018 – January 10, 2019. This year's display will feature the concept of "Charms of 100,000 fields," with a variety of flowers such as tulips, lilies, and orchids from Royal Projects, arranged over 470 rai of land, as well as performances and demonstrations of traditional customs and cuisine. The park also features an exhibition of King Rama IX, disseminating the late monarch's teachings and wisdoms. The park is open daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – NNT/VNA … [Read more...] about Chiang Mai’s tulips in full bloom during New Year holiday
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Japan Japan has two moon festivals every year, following lunar calendar. Zyuyoga is associated with the traditional customs of "Otsukimi" (meaning watching the moon on the full moon day in autumn). For the people in the land of the rising sun, the festival is the time for them to honor the moon in the fall, the only time the moon is at its fullest. In the Otsukimi festival, the Japanese often make Dango, a type of rice dumplings (mochiko). It is quite similar to mochi and is served with tea. On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Japanese personally hand mix flour with water, pound it to create that structure-builder before proceeds to baking. Dango cake is presented with a Susuki grass vase during moon festivals. Also known as tail flower, susuki is a perennial tall grass that blossoms in the autumn. The moon watching ritual cannot be done without dango cake. Dango cake and susuki grass. Photo courtesy of Katorisi on Wikipedia The legend of Dango cake is traditionally … [Read more...] about Are moon festivals the same everywhere in Asia?
Viet Nam takes part in Thailand flower exhibition (04-11-2006) HA NOI — A Government delegation led by the Prime Minister’s envoy, Diep Kinh Tan, attended a three-month flower exhibition in Thailand on Wednesday. The exhibition, which took place in Chiang Mai Province was part of celebrations to mark the 60th coronation anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Delegates from 22 countries are attending the festival at the invitation of the Thai Government, with each country preparing a garden that symbolises its culture and agriculture prowess. At the opening ceremony, Tan who is also Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, introduced Thailand Princess Sirindhorn and Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont to Viet Nam’s unique bonsai and flower arrangements. — VNS … [Read more...] about Viet Nam takes part in Thailand flower exhibition
Throngs of tourists have visited the 2nd Chiang Rai ASEAN Flowers Festival in the northern province of Chiang Rai to see beautiful winter flowers amid cold weather. Held from December 20, 2013 to January 5, 2014, the festival takes place at Suan Mai Ngam on the banks of Kok River in Mueang district. The festival showcases more than a hundred thousand winter flowers on an area larger than 20 Rai. Over 10,000 visitors on average join in the event each day to enjoy the flowers and take pictures. Highlights of the festival include rare flowers such as tulips, a rare type of dahlia, short stemmed lilies and a colorful gigantic clock decorated with various flowers.-VNA … [Read more...] about Flower festival in Thai province filled with tourists
Travellers Notes (13-10-2007) Japan-Viet Nam speed past Da Lat’s Flower Festival Some 400 athletes, half from Viet Nam and half from Japan, are expected to run the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Marathon, which will take place on December 17 in Da Lat City, during the city’s Flower Festival. The Central Highland provincial authority of Lam Dong said Japanese participants will include Murayama Tomiichi, former prime minister of Japan and chairman of the Japan-Viet Nam Peace Foundation, and Mari Tanigawa, a top marathon runner. AirAsia offers 20,000 seats in new promotion AirAsia’s exciting new promotion offers on Ha Noi-Bangkok airfares are free. The low-cost carrier is also offering airfares starting from zero Vietnamese dong for flights between Bangkok and the Thai cities of Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani and Udon Thani. Seats must be booked between October 4 and 31, 2007, and travel must be made between October 15, 2007 and January 31, 2008. Only 20,000 seats … [Read more...] about Japan-Viet Nam speed past Da Lat’s Flower Festival