Some of the best orchids in the world can be found in Thailand. They grow here easily and can also be bought at a good price. However, with over 1,000 species of orchids in Thailand the price can vary from cheap to extremely expensive. If you are interested in flowers or like taking pictures, then you would surely be interested to know that some of the best orchids in Thailand are on display this weekend at Ancient Siam in Samut Prakan Province.
As part of the celebration for the new year, Ancient Siam have organized the Thai Orchid Festival which will run between 31st December 2009 and 3rd January 2010. The event was officially opened by Mr. Surachai Kanasa, Governor of Samut Prakan.
The opening ceremony was this afternoon. However, there are still many activities going on over the weekend. All of the orchids in the competition will still be on display. Ancient Siam is a great place to go at the best of times. But, if there is a festival going on then it is definitely good value for money.
Ancient Siam is a large open air museum with buildings, monuments and important structures from all over the country. If you want to see traditional Thai style house from the four regions then this is a great place to come. You can rent a bicycle and easily spend the good part of the day exploring the park. Ancient Siam is one of my favourite places to take pictures and I always go whenever they have a festival.