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Monday, July 16, 2007

The RATCHAPRUEK: The Thai National Flower






The Ratchaphruek (Cassia Fistula Linn) tree bears beautiful yellow cluster-shaped flowers. You may see it in your country too as the "Golden Shower Tree". It is the national flower of Thailand mainly because of it's color that represents our beloved monarch -- H.M. the King.



The Thai people regard its yellow hue as the colour of Buddhism and the colour of glory. Ratchaphruek blooms annually from February to May and symbolises the unity and harmony of the Thai people. While the flowers are blossoming, the tree sheds its leaves, leaving only bright yellow flowers hanging on its branches. The Ratchaphruek is widely known in Thailand and is grown in abundance along the roadsides.


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Southeast Asia’s National Flowers



--ASEAN Sec, Pisanu

3 Comments:

Steve & Becky said...

Well, you learn something new every day. I always presumed the Thai national flower was the Orchid.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Singapore and Indonesia already has orchids as a ntional flower.

Aside from its color (signifies the King), these flowers are more abundant in Thailand than orchids.

Anonymous said...

Wow surprising my national flower is the orchid I love Augsburg as I am from sg!!!

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