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Flower Fields are where fairies lay, well we believe this anyway, and with the season approaching what could be more magical than frolicking amongst a field of wildflowers, with sunlight dripping from petals and dancing on your skin…

The North of Thailand just happens to have the most ideal climate come winter time, as it gets  a lot cooler up this side, and this is not only when the florals come out to play, but also a delightful sight of Cherry Blossoms (Sakuras) begin their blooming in the thousands, and no, we’re not kidding. 

You might just seriously feel as if you’re actually in Japan…

And if you’re reading this because it caught your eye being a true botany enthusiast like myself, you’ll be delighted to know that there are some seriously incredible Botanical Gardens around too – that are large in scale and with a variety of plant species. You might just get lost in them for hours…

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1. RAINBOW coloured Flower Fields – Surachai Farm (สุรชัยฟาร์ม สวนเชียงใหม่) (Mae Rim)

WOWEE does this sight just not take your breath away… I mean it’s a rainbow-coloured flower field!!! With the cooler months approaching, it’s probably one of our most favourite times of the year in Northern Thailand, and for good reason. ❄

Photo Via Vcypyr, Supersyeya, Mew-Mew-Story1

This farm is rather special though, and apart from offering different gardens filled with florals, one of these include rows and rows of multi-coloured fleurs grown in gorgeous ombre rows.

Photo Via Pukpickva, Golffy_kaa, Immirmay

We’re not gonna lie…all we’re thinking about is how incredible the insta-feed is going to look after a trip here whilst visiting the hillsides of Chiang Mai. So if your socials have been looking a bit dull of late (thanks Covid), it’s the perfect opportunity to brighten up your feed!

Photo Via Rita_chalida, Dada.ishappy, Poon_kpworld, Kanawut-Jumpartas

Surachai Farm (สุรชัยฟาร์ม สวนเชียงใหม่)

Price: From 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.64 (Includes free parking, drinking water, snacks and photo props)
Address: Garden 2: ตำบล เหมืองแก้ว อำเภอแม่ริม เชียงใหม่ 50180 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 83 865 5087
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 6pm


2. Try and spot the fairies and enjoy a delicious afternoon / morning tea – I Love Flower Farm (Mae Rim)

Step into your very own fairytale world and escape to a dreamy world full of red, purple and white flowers.

Photo Via Therayphoto, Pppowdery, Shieldtoxx
Photo Via Therayphoto, Yuki_ishibashi

As if things weren’t whimsical enough, this isn’t just a flower field for walking…They’ve actually set up the most gorgeous tea party in and amongst it all, with wispy florals decorating the scene.

Photo Via Happymayki, Therayphoto

Expect to enjoy delicate traditional Thai desserts and snacks made by locals in the village – so you know they’re a truly authentic treat. (These sweet and savouries are made with ingredients that are seasonal, so if you come back twice, you can expect to delight in something different).

And of course, a spot of (herbal) tea…

Note: Please reserve your spot here before coming over.

I Love Flower Farm

Price: From 90 Baht / approx. USD $2.96 (Includes entrance fee, tea, snack and shuttle car) ; Free for kids under 3 years old
Address: 33 Mueang Kaeo, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 82 897 2679, +66 88 266 7885
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 8pm


3. Truly and utterly dreamy… – Baan Om Long (Chiang Mai)

Feel as if you’re floating on a cloud when you flutter through these white and yellow Chrysanthemum fields, and they look so soft and beautiful as a background.

Photo Via Lifestock_yuuki, Pamm_palis, Lookpad_purimprud, J.n.journey

If you’re looking for a pretty spot for say, an engagement shoot, this could be a great option as you and your future partner-to-be run through the hills of white florals, hand in hand.

Photo Via J.n.journey, Gamyyuy, Lpbwww, Janiszero

Fun fact (and super cool): After season, the farm harvests the flowers to use in products that they make – picking them, drying them and then even using the leaves.

Enjoy a hot Chrysanthemum drink, and you can even buy the leaves to take back with you if you want to brew your own pot.

Btw, it’s actually located in Samoeng district, just 1 hour from Chaing Mai and the flowers bloom until the end of November / beginning of December.

Baan Om Long

Price: From 20 Baht / approx. USD $0.66
Address: 95 หมู่2 ตำบลแม่สาบ อำเภอสะเมิง จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 167 5548
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 5pm


4. Cherry Blossoms in…Thailand?! – Khun Chang Khian Highland Agriculture Research Centre (Chiang Mai)

So if you totally had no idea, Cherry Blossoms don’t just bloom in Japan and if you happen to be in the North of Thailand, well you’re in for an absolute Sakura treat my darlings!

You may have to pinch yourself to remind you that you are in fact in Chiang Mai as masses of stunning and bright Cherry Blossoms literally litter the area.

Photo Via Cnuwat, Dimotngaydang, Bryan.petreli, Xkinkikidx

From pathways to natural blossom arches growing overhead roadside, there’s even a house totally surrounded and covered by them – it’s seriously an amazing sight to see!

Photo Via Nickjakelski, Thes.sss_

Again, another one located just an hour from Chiang Mai, this time being nestled in the Suthep-Pui mountain, with tons of other cultural delights to experience too whilst in this part of the North.

Khun Chang Khian 

Price: Free!
Address: Huai Kaeo Road, Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand (Coordinates here)

5. Make a wonderful afternoon of it and celebrate the local culture of the region too – Rai Dok Lom Nao (ไร่ดอกลมหนาว) (Mae Rim)

Although not an unending stretch of floral, this flower field is bold in colour and of course, beautiful, filled with a rolling hillside of bright purple Verbena flowers, which makes for some gorgeous photo backdrops.

Photo Via Baiteaykiki, Minkumiko, Pangeorge, Namo.jg24

The surrounding here definitely makes it, with rice paddies around you, many viewpoints, as well as wild Cosmo flowers growing.

Photo Via Belledarase, Scwd_ttpc, Kaotaangz

This flower field is actually part of a local farm and the Nong Hoi Royal Project Development Center.

There are also a few shops here selling food, souvenirs and handicrafts made from the local villagers of Mae Rim.

Rai Dok Lom Nao (ไร่ดอกลมหนาว)

Price: 30 Baht / approx. USD $0.99 (Adults), 10 Baht / approx. USD $0.33 (Kids under 120cm)
Address: Nong Hoi Kao Village, Mae Raem, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 95 539 3661
Opening hours: Daily from 6am to 6pm


6. Take me to the fields of flowers – Doi Hua Mae Kham Forest Park (Chiang Rai)

Wildflowers and waterfalls, what could be more beautiful? In my opinion, nothing!

Doi Hua Mae Kham is located in the northwest of Chiang Rai, close to the Thai-Myanmar border and about a three-hour drive from downtown Chiang Rai.

It’s only accessible by car or motorbike as there is no direct transport, so we’d suggest staying overnight (unless you’ve hired a private car/driver). You can camp alongside the mountain tops – can you IMAGINE waking up in a field of yellow flowers??!!

Due to the high altitude, the climate is quite cool and November is usually the most suitable season, when the sunflower blossoms are the most lush.

Photo Via Boorinbell, Sunshine.bonnie_nong, Im_anantachote
Photo Via Awm_wlp87, Pang_j, Planoizz

The ethnic minorities on the mountain celebrate a national cultural festival during this annual flower season, and everything is really lively and full of colour this time of year. It’s also littered with waterfalls and trekking through deep fairy forests will lead you to the Doi Hua Mae Kham Waterfall.

Photo Via Sunshine.bonnie_nong, Muyya_shop_, Joytadsawan

PS: The Doi Hua Mae Kham Hill Tribe Culture & Sunflower Festival is usually on the second Saturday and Sunday in November.

Doi Hua Mae Kham Forest Park

Address: Mae Salong Nai, Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai 57110, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 53 717 433, +66 53 744 674-5
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

7. Whisk yourselves away for a day among wisping cherry blossoms and fresh fruit picking –  Khun Wang Royal Agricultural Research Centre @ Doi Inthanon National Park (Chiang Mai)

Could you get more picturesque if you tried?

The entire area here is drop dead gorgeous in my opinion and hills are covered pink when Cherry Blossoms come out to paint this little farming town pink.

Photo Via Tong_yutthapong, Lullabeam, Richie_garfield, Pujeap

The Agricultural Research Centre is for and used by farmers in the area, and as a result the land is a nature-enthusiasts dream filled with archways of trees and is home to many fruit trees too.

Expect to find plums, peaches, Chinese pears, nectarines as well as strawberries, which you can pick (and eat) freely! (And no, we’re not joking!)

Photo Via Two_cat_adventure, Totay168, Piyadan, Imeekun

Khun Wang Royal Agricultural Research Centre

Price: Free!
Address: Mae Hia, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 5pm

8. Blooming flowers along Highway 1095 in Doi Mae U Kho – Butong Flower Fields aka Khun Yuam (Mae Hong Son)

If you’ve ever scanned a photo of the Mae Hong Son loop there’s no doubt you’ve seen images of bright yellow / orange flowers littering the roadside.

For those not in the know, the Mae Hong Son loop is famous amongst bikers, with many winding and twisting hills and roads – which these pretty flowers just happen to grow alongside, so it literally looks like loop hills of flowers.

Photo Via Tom.santi, Ohmyuttachai, Baiifern.a

In season, these fields bloom with wild Mexican Sunflowers, also known as Tithonia Diversifolia,  which were thought to be brought over by missionaries from Central America during the mid-1900s.

Photo Via Pukpay, Ladysuppaluck, Baiifern.a

But do note, they do only come out once a year (between November and beginning of December).

Butong Flower Fields

Price: Free!
Address: Mae U Kho, Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son 58140, Thailand (Coordinates here)

9. Escape to the mountains where the air tastes fresher and the cherry blossoms bloom brighter – Doi Pha Tang (Chiang Rai)

The best kept secret of them all this one might just be, however it just means one thing for us, NO CROWDS!

Get to experience the utter joy at staring at rows of soft pink petals lining the streets, creating archways of Cherry Blossom florals, it’s pretty breath-taking to be honest!

Photo Via Easytripchiangkhong, Cutiealis, Jostargramar
Photo Via Weenasirithinpayak, Easytripchiangkhong, Cross_benjo

There’s also a strong Chinese influence within the locals of this area, and its home to a few native Chinese minority villages – so you can expect to find quite a few Chinese restaurants around.

Doi Pha Tang

Price: Free
Address: Chiang Kreat, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai 57230, Thailand (Coordinates here)

Sigh, to which our hearts be true, flower fields, we really do love you! So for all you wanderlusting souls, we hope you’ve made your dreams come true.

Please do share your photos and experiences with us, we’d love to feature them on our site. 💗

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