2006, the Thai nation comes together to celebrate the
most auspicious occasions of His Majesty King Bhumibol
Adulyadej’s 60th Anniversary or the Diamond Jubilee
of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne together with
His Majesty’s 80th Birthday Anniversary.
To mark this momentous
occasion, “Royal Flora Ratchaphruek” is one of the
grand celebrations being hosted by the Royal Thai
Government in honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Rama IX), the ninth ruler of the illustrious Chakri
Dynasty and the world’s longest reigning monarch.
His Majesty is ‘Father of the Nation’ and ‘Beloved
King’ to the Thai people.
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek
2006 represents a concerted effort of the Thai people
to create one of the world’s most beautiful international
horticultural expositions as an expression of deep
love and respect for their Beloved King who has won
the hearts of Thai people across the Kingdom through
His Majesty’s tireless dedication to bringing about
a better quality of life of for the Thai people through
His Majesty’s gifts in agricultural projects as well
as valuable lessons in life.
Through Royal Flora
Ratchaphruek 2006 -- International Horticultural Exposition
for His Majesty the King, the Thai people come together
to express their utmost gratitude for His Majesty’s
benevolence, care and concern. Time-honored traditions
will be observed; only the very finest available will
be presented to the ‘Devaraja’ or ‘Divine King’. This
will be an exposition that deserves the name “International
Horticultural Exposition for His Majesty the King.”
Thailand will be joined
by her international friends -- nations with whom
Thailand has shared history, cultural, diplomatic
and trade ties, many spanning the centuries. Over
30 countries are expected to participate in ‘Gardens
for the King’. The International Gardens will feature
unique or innovative landscaping and horticultural
highlights from the participant’s homeland.
The expo site is situated
on 80 hectares of land at the Royal Agricultural Research
Center in Mae Hia sub-district, Muang district, Chiang
Mai Province in Northern Thailand. Set amidst the
lush landscape of the surrounding mountains, the location
provides a picture-perfect setting for Royal Flora
A one-of-a-kind event,
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 is being organized to
present to the world the marvels of plants and breeds
of over 2,200 species of tropical plants and flowers.
2,500,000 plants in total will be enriching the land
and the minds of onlookers.
Presented under the
theme of ‘To Express the Love for Humanity’, conceptual
designs and layouts of the event have been conceived
to function seamlessly with and to complement the
remarkable geographical surroundings.
The foundation of the
Kingdom of Thailand lies in the glory of Buddhism
and the Monarch whose kindness towards His people
is like the comforting shade of a big tree with a
canopy that extends incessantly to provide sanctuary
for His people.
Destined to be a wondrous
spectacle, during the 92 days of the expo, Royal Flora
Ratchaphruek 2006 is expected to draw an audience
of over 2 million visitors from around the world.
Celebrations of this
magnitude happen only once in decades. So mark your
calendar and join us in Thailand for this historic
event not to be missed. We warmly welcome you to Chiang