Officials at the Doi Ang Khang Agricultural Station say record numbers of people have visited since sakura cherry trees started blossoming. The Chiang Mai Province royal agricultural station is home to around 5,000 of the Japanese-style sakura trees and when in full bloom they are a magical sight.
Doi Ang Khang station boss Thanawuth Nakham explained that the first significant number of flowers on the cherry trees appeared in the middle of last month and attracted a huge amount of visitors over the New Year holidays. He added that the median temperature at the moment ensured the sakura blossoms would probably last until mid-February.
Doi Ang Khang royal agricultural station is 165kms from Chiang Mai Old City and, as it nestles in a mountain landscape, enjoys a micro-climate which is much cooler then the norm for the region. Doi Ang Khang is a recommended mini-break option when visiting Chiang Mai. A webpage giving more details about Doi Ang Khang and how to get there is linked here.