The Eleventh Flower Festival was opened on 15th and will continue until 31st December in Kandawgyi National Park in PyinOoLwin, Mandalay Region, with the display of new-design arrangements of natural flowers.
“Only 85 per cent of natural flowers were used in the previous year’s festival, but we have tried our best to be different this year and 24-hour security has been provided for visitors to the festival,” said Ko Wai Myo Aung, executive director of National Kandawgyi Park.
On display at the festival are a total of 90 sub-species from 25 species of flowering plants in the shape of the globe, the statue marking the Christmas Festival and Barbie dolls.
The festival is being crowded with visitors taking photographs with their families since its opening. “As the festivals will last fourteen days, we have arranged to replace wilting flowers regularly,” Koo Wai Phyo Aung added.
The Botanical Garden in Maymyo or PyinOoLwin was established in 1924 and it was upgraded into a national park as the National Kandawgyi Park (PyinOoLwin) on 8th April 2001.
Aung Thant Khaing