Red Lotus blossoms seen in Ferbruary at Kumphavapi, Udon Thani. Photo credit:  ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Blooming lovely Dream Destinations in Thailand!

Thanks to its tropical climate and varied landscape, Thailand offers a visual treat for nature lovers all year round. To help travellers find the very best locations around Thailand to indulge in “flower watching”, TAT has put together a calendar showing the perfect destinations each month to take in the magical sights of the kingdom’s indigenous flowers in full bloom.

The calendar is part of TAT’s Dream Destinations 2015 campaign, which aims to help tourists discover places in Thailand they may never have visited before. Many of Thailand’s best flowers are found in the hills and forests, so there is some great scenery to be enjoyed as well as hiking and picnicking trips.

Here’s the month-by-month guide to Thailand in bloom:

January: Enjoy the Wild Himalayan Cherry at Phu Lom Lo, Dan Sai district in Loei province, the colourful Chrysanthemums at Wang Nam Khiao district, in Nakhon Ratchasima; and the elegant Tulips at the Flower Festival in Chiang Rai.

The Tulip Festival can be seen in January at Chiang Rai. Photo credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand

The Tulip Festival can be seen in January at Chiang Rai. Photo credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand

February: This month showcases the yellow blossoms of the Tabebuia Aurea on Route 3502 stretching from Samchuk to the Danchang district of Suphanburi and the sea of Red Lotus blossoms at Kumphavapi, Udon Thani. In the North, the Orchid Tree or Butterfly Tree Festival takes place at Chae SonNational Park in Lampang.

March: See Tabebuia Rosea or Pink Trumpet Trees in full bloom at Kasetsart University, Kampaeng Saen near Nakhon Pathom.

April: The Golden Shower trees start to bloom on the way up to Khon Kaen. Also to be enjoyed are the Lakes of Lotus and Water Lilies at Thale Noi Waterfowl Reserve in Phatthalung.

May: This month, the bright yellow Habenaria Militaris orchids are in full bloom at Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Phitsanulok.

June: Enjoy the lovely lotus ponds at Khlong Mahasawat in Nakhon Pathom.

Dok Kao Phansa flowers. Photo credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Dok Kao Phansa flowers. Photo credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

July: Visit the Siam Tulip Festival at Thepsathit district in Chaiyaphum province. Also enjoy the Dok Khao Phansa flowers, traditionally offered to monks at Khao Suwan Banphot, Khao Wong and Khao Phu, in Saraburi province.

The Siam Tulip (Dok Krachiao) blooms in June - August. Sai Thong National Park,Chaiyaphum Province. Photo credit:  ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

The Siam Tulip (Dok Krachiao) blooms in June – August. Sai Thong National Park,Chaiyaphum Province. Photo credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

August: The golden Sunhemp flowers come into bloom at Ramdaeng sub-district in Songkhla.

September: The dancing blue Dok Ngon Nak flowers come out in the meadows of the Phu Soi Dao National Park in Uttaradit.

See meadow flowers in  September in the Phu Soi Dao National Park in Uttaradit. Photo credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

See meadow flowers in September in the Phu Soi Dao National Park in Uttaradit. Photo credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

October: Enjoy wild flowers at Pha Taem National Park in the Khong Chiam district of Ubon Ratchathani.

November: The hillsides of U Ko in Mae Hong Son province turn gold with the famous Tung Dok Bua Tong flowers and Desert Cacti can be seen in Thailand at the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Chon Buri.

Dok Bua Tong flowers, U Ko, Mae Hong Son. Photos credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Dok Bua Tong flowers, U Ko, Mae Hong Son. Photos credit: ©Tourism Authority of Thailand.

December: Walk in the blooming coffee fields of Chumphon or the Christmas fields at Phu Rua, Loei. This is also the month when the sunflower fields at Khao Chin Lae in Lopburi are at their best.

So…why not go flower watching on your next trip to Thailand?

Here are the floral highlights of the TAT calendar:

January: Enjoy the Wild Himalayan Cherry at Phu Lom Lo, Dan Sai district in Loei province, the colourful Chrysanthemums at Wang Nam Khiao district, in Nakhon Ratchasima; and the elegant Tulips at the Flower Festival in Chiang Rai.

February: This month showcases the yellow blossoms of the Tabebuia Aurea on Route 3502 stretching from Samchuk to the Danchang district of Suphanburi and the sea of Red Lotus blossoms at Kumphavapi, Udon Thani. In the North, the Orchid Tree or Butterfly Tree Festival takes place at Chae SonNational Park in Lampang.

– See more at: http://www.tatnews.org/tat-presents-dream-destinations-%E2%80%93-thailand-bloom-year-round/#sthash.70a501lF.dpuf

Here are the floral highlights of the TAT calendar:

January: Enjoy the Wild Himalayan Cherry at Phu Lom Lo, Dan Sai district in Loei province, the colourful Chrysanthemums at Wang Nam Khiao district, in Nakhon Ratchasima; and the elegant Tulips at the Flower Festival in Chiang Rai.

February: This month showcases the yellow blossoms of the Tabebuia Aurea on Route 3502 stretching from Samchuk to the Danchang district of Suphanburi and the sea of Red Lotus blossoms at Kumphavapi, Udon Thani. In the North, the Orchid Tree or Butterfly Tree Festival takes place at Chae SonNational Park in Lampang.

– See more at: http://www.tatnews.org/tat-presents-dream-destinations-%E2%80%93-thailand-bloom-year-round/#sthash.70a501lF.dpuf

Here are the floral highlights of the TAT calendar:

January: Enjoy the Wild Himalayan Cherry at Phu Lom Lo, Dan Sai district in Loei province, the colourful Chrysanthemums at Wang Nam Khiao district, in Nakhon Ratchasima; and the elegant Tulips at the Flower Festival in Chiang Rai.

February: This month showcases the yellow blossoms of the Tabebuia Aurea on Route 3502 stretching from Samchuk to the Danchang district of Suphanburi and the sea of Red Lotus blossoms at Kumphavapi, Udon Thani. In the North, the Orchid Tree or Butterfly Tree Festival takes place at Chae SonNational Park in Lampang.

– See more at: http://www.tatnews.org/tat-presents-dream-destinations-%E2%80%93-thailand-bloom-year-round/#sthash.70a501lF.dpuf

Here are the floral highlights of the TAT calendar:

January: Enjoy the Wild Himalayan Cherry at Phu Lom Lo, Dan Sai district in Loei province, the colourful Chrysanthemums at Wang Nam Khiao district, in Nakhon Ratchasima; and the elegant Tulips at the Flower Festival in Chiang Rai.

February: This month showcases the yellow blossoms of the Tabebuia Aurea on Route 3502 stretching from Samchuk to the Danchang district of Suphanburi and the sea of Red Lotus blossoms at Kumphavapi, Udon Thani. In the North, the Orchid Tree or Butterfly Tree Festival takes place at Chae SonNational Park in Lampang.

– See more at: http://www.tatnews.org/tat-presents-dream-destinations-%E2%80%93-thailand-bloom-year-round/#sthash.70a501lF.dpuf

Here are the floral highlights of the TAT calendar:

January: Enjoy the Wild Himalayan Cherry at Phu Lom Lo, Dan Sai district in Loei province, the colourful Chrysanthemums at Wang Nam Khiao district, in Nakhon Ratchasima; and the elegant Tulips at the Flower Festival in Chiang Rai.

February: This month showcases the yellow blossoms of the Tabebuia Aurea on Route 3502 stretching from Samchuk to the Danchang district of Suphanburi and the sea of Red Lotus blossoms at Kumphavapi, Udon Thani. In the North, the Orchid Tree or Butterfly Tree Festival takes place at Chae SonNational Park in Lampang.

– See more at: http://www.tatnews.org/tat-presents-dream-destinations-%E2%80%93-thailand-bloom-year-round/#sthash.70a501lF.dpuf

Here are the floral highlights of the TAT calendar:

January: Enjoy the Wild Himalayan Cherry at Phu Lom Lo, Dan Sai district in Loei province, the colourful Chrysanthemums at Wang Nam Khiao district, in Nakhon Ratchasima; and the elegant Tulips at the Flower Festival in Chiang Rai.

February: This month showcases the yellow blossoms of the Tabebuia Aurea on Route 3502 stretching from Samchuk to the Danchang district of Suphanburi and the sea of Red Lotus blossoms at Kumphavapi, Udon Thani. In the North, the Orchid Tree or Butterfly Tree Festival takes place at Chae SonNational Park in Lampang.

– See more at: http://www.tatnews.org/tat-presents-dream-destinations-%E2%80%93-thailand-bloom-year-round/#sthash.70a501lF.dpuf