Chiang Mai Cherry Blossom Viewing
The cherry blossoms thrive in the chilly climates of the Doi Suthep mountain, where they are grown in the Khun Chang Kian Highland Agriculture Research Centre. Locally known as the Tiger Queen, the best time to witness the flowers in bloom is during the winter, which runs from the end of December through mid-February. It tends to get especially crowded during the weekends of January, so you may want to plan around that.
Keep in mind that for a hassle-free experience, seeing these flowers bloom will require planning and preparation. The roads leading up to the gardens are unpaved and narrow, so the most efficient way to get here will be by hiring a songthaew from the city centre of Chiang Mai. Other options include renting a car or booking a packaged day tour.