Nearly 300,000 flowers will be on show at the 13th flower festival at National Kandawgyi Park in Pyin-Oo-Lwin as from December 15, according to the press conference.
Wai Myo Aung, executive director of the park said: “In the past, we displayed more than 150,000 plants at the festival. Now, nearly 300,000 flowers will be on show at the festival. We will display 90 per cent of real flowers and 10 per cent of artificial flowers at the festival. It will take place from December 15 to January 19. The festival also includes entertainment programs, orchid flower competition, photo contest and flower arrangement contest. We will display about 69 flower species from home and abroad.”
This is the first cooperation between flower experts from Japan and Thailand. About 30 booths will open at the festival. About Ks240 million will be spent on the festival.
Since June, this year, the flowers are grown for the festival. Now it is about 80 per cent complete.
A total of 283,804 people visited the 10th flower festival in 2015, 367,554 in 2016 and more than 300,000 in 2017. The entrance fee is Ks1000 per adult and Ks500 per children. The National Landmark Garden has a total area of 436.96 acres—336.96 acres are land and 70 acres water. It was built in 1924.
Local and foreign visitors to the Pyin Oo Lwin visit waterfalls, old buildings built in the colonial era and plantations.