Bangkok gets ready to burst into bloom soon
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will hold a Flora Festival in five main parks across the capital from December onwards.
The first floral fest, called the “Miracle of Learning and Smiling Sunflowers”, will be held in the Wachirabenchatat Park in Chatuchak from December 1 to 20. The highlight of the event is a 4-rai field filled with more than 30,000 “smiling” sunflowers.
“Next year, flower fests will be held at Wanapirom Romklao Park from January 12 to 31, at Mahakan Fort Park from April 10 to 20, at Chatuchak Park from June to July, and Lumpini Park from September to October," a BMA official said.
Apart from floral celebrations, BMA is also looking into improving the landscape and structures of Lumpini Park as the number of visitors has been rising and the area has also been used to hold several public events recently.
“The park’s basic utilities, structures, wastewater treatment system and parking lots have been damaged, and require immediate attention,” the official said.
The Lumpini Park project will be divided into two phases, fixing structural damage and re-landscaping the park. The landscaping will be done by famous landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom.
"We will also conduct a survey, so visitors and the private sector nearby can participate in this improvement project as well,” the official said.