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Chiang Mai Cherry Blossom Viewing

Chiang Mai Cherry Blossom Viewing

The Chiang Mai cherry blossom viewing is undoubtedly one of northern Thailand’s most highly anticipated events each year, and for a good reason.

While the rest of the world associates these sakura flowers with Japan, only a few know you can see them in full, glorious bloom here.

Chiang Mai Cherry Blossom Viewing 2025 Dates, Ban Khun Chang Khian

The cherry blossoms thrive in the chilly climates of the Doi Suthep mountain, where they are grown in the Khun Chang Kian Highland Agriculture Research Centre. Locally known as the Tiger Queen, the best time to witness the flowers in bloom is during the winter, which runs from the end of December through mid-February. It tends to get incredibly crowded during the weekends of January, so you may want to plan around that.

Remember that for a hassle-free experience, seeing these flowers bloom will require planning and preparation. The roads leading up to the gardens are unpaved and narrow, so the most efficient way to get here will be by hiring a songthaew from the city centre of Chiang Mai. Other options include renting a car or booking a packaged day tour.

After you’ve taken in the beauty of the cherry blossoms and taken those photos, head over to the small village at the end of the route past Khun Chang Kian. You’ll find a handful of small shops and restaurants where you can enjoy a meal of comforting noodle soup and coffee – perfect for the cool mountain weather.

If you happen to be travelling up north during February, you may also want to consider going to the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. Held during the first weekend of February, the town comes alive with the most breathtaking flower displays you’ve ever seen. The event organisers include many fun activities and workshops centred around the flowers.

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