Khun Chang Kian ‘Wanna see the Cherry Blossom of Thailand?’

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If you want to see the cherry blossom, or Japanese name Sakura, you may dont have to go to Japan only, because you can see something similar in Thailand too!

Lets pack your things and go to Khun Chang Kian in Chiang Mai Province!

Khun Chang Kian is a popular tourist attraction in winter. Every yeay, from December to January, the Prunus cerasoideses, or Thai name ‘Nang Phaya Sua Krong’ trees, will bloom. The trees will be covered with lovely pink flowers, just like the Japanese Sakura. This is the reason why they’re called ‘Sakura of Thailand’. There are many of them all around the area.

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khun chang kian, khun chang kian cherry blossom, cherry blossom of Thailand, cherry blossom in chiang mai

In fact, there are other spots for seeing ‘Thai Sakura’, but Khun Chan Kian is the one that stays closest to Chian Mai downtown. The tourists amount is increasing every year. This clearly proof that Thai plants are beautiful as much as Japanese’s. However, remember that Nang Phaya Sua Krong trees only give flowers in winter, which won’t last long. Therefore, if you don’t want to waste your trip, you should check the information before you go, in order to realise whether the flowers are blooming or not.

Don’t forget to take a camera with you too. You don’t see gorgeous flowers like this everyday. So, you may want to take a few snaps.

In fact, Khun Chang Kian is the area of Research Centre and Agricultural Training Centre, which also offers shelters for tourists. But, the shelters are limited. You have to book one quickly. Anyway, Khun Chang Kian may not have luxury attractions, but it’s absolutely a good place to go if you want to take a long vacation. You will enjoy sleeping in the middle of mountains, waking up in the morning to see pink flowers all around you like cotton candy.

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khun chang kian, khun chang kian cherry blossom, cherry blossom of Thailand, cherry blossom in chiang mai

The shelters at Khun Chang Kian are small houses. Each one consists 15 people, not more! The houses are quite wide with two stories. There are every convenient items in the houses, for instances, beds, pillows, blankets, bathrooms, kitchens, stoves, fireplaces. You will feel totally different from your previous days. Spending the night at Khun Chang Kian will bring you a new life. You will feel fresh and happy.

Or, if you wish to set your tent up, you can do it too! There is a camping field in the area. The field is surrounded with Nang Phaya Sua Krong trees. It’s great to set up a camp in the open-aired spot like this. Your lungs will be filled with sweet smell of the air.

If you want some nice hot coffee, you can go and buy a cup of at the coffee shop, which stays in Khun Chang Kian itself. You will love how you sip your coffee while sitting under the shades of ‘Thai Sakura’.

Speaking of the coffee, there are coffee-growing fields on the upper hills. The coffee trees will be collected by the workers. You can go and see that if you don’t mind.

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khun chang kian, khun chang kian cherry blossom, cherry blossom of Thailand, cherry blossom in chiang mai

If you’re interested in going to Khun hang Kian, you may contact 053-944053 or 053-222014 ahead, in order to book a shelter and ask for further details.

How to get there

Khun Chang Kian is located in Muang County, Chiang Mai Province. So, it won’t be difficult to go there.

If you take a personal car, just use the same path to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Hmong Hill Tribe Village. The path may be a little bit steep and narrow, so drive carefully.

In case you don’t have a personal car, you can hire a truck from the ascent to Phra That Doi Suthep all day. The travel fee in 200 Baht per one person. This price includes the going trip and the leaving trip or the travel agency in Chiang Mai can provide the private tour and budget tour for you.