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Chayaphum: The Blooming Krachiao Flower Festival
« on: July 11, 2010, 07:58:23 PM »
Blooming Krachiao Flower Festival

The Siam Tulip Festival of Chaiyaphum

Date: 31 May 2009 to 30 Jul 2009

Pa Hin Ngam National Park
Ban Rai district and Thep Sathit sub-district, Chaiyaphum province

The unique geographical landscape of Chaiyaphum Province in the northeast of Thailand gives rise to a range of natural attractions of exceptional beauty. Of these, the fields of pinkish-purple Siam Tulip, or "Dok Krachiao", come in to full bloom in the early part of the rainy season from June to August.

Also commonly called 'patumma', 'bua sawan' (heaven lotus), or 'bua bok' (the land lotus), the Siam Tulip is a member of the ginger genera — Curcuma or Zingiberaceae.

The unique geographical landscape of Chaiyaphum Province in the northeast of Thailand gives rise to a range of natural attractions of exceptional beauty. Of these, the fields of pinkish-purple Siam Tulip, or "Dok Krachiao", come in to full bloom in the early part of the rainy season from June to August.

Contact information:
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima office
Tel: 0 4421 3030 , 0 4421 3666
Fax: 0 4421 3667
E-mail: tatsima@tat.or.th
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dirtydog

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Re: Chayaphum: The Blooming Krachiao Flower Festival
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010, 08:06:04 PM »
Being Thailand I bet it is a fake or a copy and not a real tulip :)


The Siam Tulip or Summer Tulip (Curcuma alismatifolia) (Thai: ปทุมา, pathuma, or ดอกกระเจียว, dok krajiao) is a tropical plant native to northern Thailand  and Cambodia. Despite its name, it is not related to the tulip, but to the various ginger species such as turmeric. It can grow as an indoor plant, and is also sold as cut flowers.

One of the most famous wild fields of Siam Tulips is in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the Chaiyaphum province of Thailand.

Yep, Thai fake :)
 

 



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