The market is the very best place in Chiang Mai to buy fresh cut flowers and is always vibrant and abounds with every colour under the sun.
The market is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, but the very best time to visit is during the evenings when you can witness thousands of fresh blooms arrive on the back ofpick up trucks just hours after being cut at the local farms all around Chiang Mai area.
If you are looking for a display or bouquet as a gift this is definitely the place to come to and the many vendors will make you something special at unbelievably low prices.
It is great fun just to wander through the various specialist stalls at Ton Lamyai (normally on the river side of the road) and select your own individual flowers and bouquets.
The whole area is incredibly relaxed, and makes for a really pleasurable hour or two.
There are flowers of every description at Ton Lamyai Flower Market, from Roses to Chrysanthemums, Lilies to the highly exotic “bird of paradise” all in perfect condition & ready to reach their absolute prime.
Of all the different varieties for sale, to the Western eye it is probably the Orchids that really steal the show !.
These stunning flowers are available in hundreds of varieties and colours, and probably symbolise Thailand more than any other variety.
It is truly amazing to see piles of fresh cuts Orchids several feet high that would cost a fortune back home but can be bought for a pittance at the Ton Lamyai Flower Market, Chiang Mai.