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Flowers in the Mist Festival
« on: January 01, 2013, 08:53:15 AM »
Visiting Nakhon Ratchasima for the Flowers in the Mist Festival in Wang Nam Khiao

Nakhon Ratchasima, often referred to as Korat, has invited everyone to visit the province for the festival “Flowers in the Mist,” the first of its kind.

The festival began on 30 December 2012 and will continue until 28 February 2013. It takes place on Highway 304 Pak Thong Chai – Kabin Buri, at the 60th kilometer, in Udom Sap subdistrict, Wang Nam Khiao district.

Nakhon Ratchasima Governor Winai Buapradit said that the Flowers in the Mist Festival is being held in response to the province’s tourism strategy of “Miracle Korat,” aimed at developing Nakhon Ratchasima as an ideal venue for recreation.

The festival, covering an area of 10 acres, features fields of flowering plants, both native and non-native species, such as roses, marigolds, dianthus, tulips, lilies, and petunias. Local products under the “One Tambon, One Product” program are also put on sale. Musical shows, “Music in the Garden,” are held on weekends.

This season is the best time of the year in Wang Nam Khiao, where the weather is cool and mists are seen in the morning and at sunset. Visitors will appreciate the picturesque scenery of Wang Nam Khiao, which is known for its breathtaking natural beauty.

The weather in Wang Nam Khiao is cool all year round. Because of its pristine natural surroundings, this area is a worthwhile location for eco-tourism. It is also rich in flora as a result of fertile forests. There are many spots for scenic views where visitors can see the Dong Phayayen - Khao Yai Forest Complex, one of Thailand’s World Heritage sites.

Apart from beautiful flowers, Wang Nam Khiao, which is dubbed the “Switzerland of Northern Thailand,” is also famous for organic fruits and vegetables. For nature lovers, this eco-tourist site is a suitable place to study nature, as well.
Wang Nam Khiao is located in the southern part of Nakhon Ratchasima province and within the boundary of Thap Lan National Park. Thap Lan is Thailand's second largest national park, after Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province. It encompasses two provinces: Nakhon Ratchasima and Prachin Buri, and is one of six related areas, which together constitute the Dong Phayayen – Khao Yai Forest Complex.

Designated as the gateway to the Northeast and Indochina, Nakhon Ratchasima is the largest province in Thailand. It is the second largest province, after Bangkok, in terms of population. Located 256 kilometers northeast of Bangkok, Nakhon Ratchasima province is considered a new economic center in the subregion. Today, Nakhon Ratchasima is home to Thailand’s largest wind turbine power plant, which is located on the upper reservoir of Lam Takhong dam.

Nakhon Ratchasima is also a great place to start exploring Khmer-style temples in Thailand. It is the cradle of an ancient civilization, and it has a rich cultural and historical heritage. This province offers different interesting places to visit. Among them is Wang Nam Khiao, where the Flowers in the Mist Festival is taking place.

The Government Public Relations Department

Does anybody have some pics? At the PRD they don't seem to think as far as pics could help promote.


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Re: Flowers in the Mist Festival
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 11:44:53 AM »
It's probably at the old Flower Fantasia site. I saw fresh plants and some activity there a couple of weeks ago.

If my guess is correct and you want to go there, take the 304 as far as Wang Nam Kheow village and turn right at the top of the hill. The turn is at the far end of the village, just before the descent off the hills. It's marked by many resort signs and an ancient Khmer bus stop. The site is a few kilometres down that road and can't be missed. For a laugh, stop also for a photo by the sign at the 'Cup of Love' with your favourite lady.

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Re: Flowers in the Mist Festival
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 12:10:24 PM »
                         flower show                                                     Flower brush at the Flora Fantasia

                     cup of love

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