Saturday, May 2, 2015

A photo essay of Chiang Mai flower market , Thailand

Flowers are an integral part of Thai culture. Flowers play  vital role in worshiping and offerings. It has  significance  in spiritual and cultural life. This  is so much similar to our Indian culture. Just like our flower markets Thai flower markets are also a delight to eyes. All different kinds of flowers from Jasmine to marigold to orchids to lotus to many varieties can be found in multiple of colors. 

Ton Lamayai  flower market is next to Wararot market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. One fresh morning, I took a small walk along the flower market which lies parallel to Ping river. It was a day before Songkran festival and the market was busy. There were fresh flowers coming in from the trucks and shop keepers were busy piling them up and sorting it. Garlands of jasmine were neatly arranged  on the ice pieces to avoid them wilting to the summer heat. We can see garlands of jasmine decoration in many vehicles like tuk tuks and songthaew. 

There were all possible colors of flowers. White, red, yellow, lavender, blue, green, peach or name any color. Some flowers were mix of 2-3 colors and everything in the market was fresh.
It was not only eye candy  but cheap on pocket as well.  Join me in relishing the beauty of the flowers from Ton Lamayai flower market.

Jasmine garlands of different sizes and designs
Love this color, Ton Lamayai market, Chinag Mai
Roses waiting in bouquets
Colored Chrysanthemum
Unloading from the flower truck
Rose buds protected

Pile of lovely orchids
Lotus buds used for religious purpose are very common in Thailand flower market
 My favorite of all was  Lotus buds. They are commonly seen in any temple as an offering to Buddha. What is your favourite ?

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