agoda.com Chiang Mai hotel deals for Royal Flora Expo 2011
Agoda Company Pte Ltd,
agoda.com, a leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced hotel deals in Chiang Mai for the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Expo 2011.
The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Expo was first held in 2006 as a tribute to HRH King Bhumibol and the Thai royal family. Covering 80 hectares of parkland just outside Chiang Mai city center, this spectacular flower festival featured more than 2,200 species of plants from around the world, with themed gardens from 30 different nations.
Open from December 15, 2011 to March 15, 2012, the upcoming festival will be just as impressive. The Royal Park will again come to life in vivid color, with thousands of foreign and native plant species, including hundreds of types of orchids. The grounds will also be ablaze with the tiny yellow blossoms of the ratchaphruek tree, Thailand's national flower.
Must-see features of the festival include extensive royal gardens and pavilions, an Orchid House, a Biotechnology Building, and elaborate themed areas hosted by different nations. A giant flora Ferris wheel, kids' eco park and 'Imagination Light Garden' keep younger visitors entertained, while a daily schedule of cultural performances give guests the chance to relax between exploring the different zones.
Aside from honoring the Thai royal family, the festival intends to raise awareness about global warming and highlight the importance of responsible environmental practices. National and international symposiums will also take place, with leading Thai and foreign horticulturalists leading talks on topics such as crop protection, sericulture (silk farming) and horticulture.
Outside the Royal Park, travelers will find plenty to keep them occupied in Chiang Mai. One of Thailand's most charming and beautiful cities, Chiang Mai has temples, night markets, cool cafés, a thriving arts community and a lively night scene. As one of the country's main manufacturing hubs for handicrafts, furniture and textiles, Chiang Mai is also a great place to learn about traditional Thai and Lanna-style décor and pick up authentic, locally-made gifts and souvenirs.
Chiang Mai is a great destination year-round with all types of travelers, experiencing temperate weather and low humidity. To help customers enjoy great savings on their trip, agoda.com has secured the following hotel deals in Chiang Mai valid for the Royal Flora Expo 2011.
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