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Going green in Chiang Mai

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If you’re in the city of Chiang Mai on Sunday and looking for something a bit different to do, why not visit the Dokmai Garden? This special garden will be open to the public from 9am to 3pm. Visitors will be able to listen to lectures by Don Cox and...
Moat surrounds the Chiang Mai old town

Moat surrounds the Chiang Mai old town. Photo: Sendthistopeej.


If you’re in the city of Chiang Mai on Sunday and looking for something a bit different to do, why not visit the Dokmai Garden? This special garden will be open to the public from 9am to 3pm. Visitors will be able to listen to lectures by Don Cox and learn how to turn their fingers green.

The garden has been created by 29-year-old Ketsanee Seehamongkol. According to an article in the Bangkok Post the creator is: “a devout Buddhist, a young mother, a serious art collector and plant lover who would spend money on a trip to Europe to pick apples rather than waste it on celebrity parties. Dokmai Garden hosts a ‘sacred’ pot of water for the cyanobacterium, mother of photosynthesis and creator of the oxygen-rich atmosphere. This atmosphere enabled the evolution of all multicellular organisms, including man. The cyanobacterium’s descendants are present in all green plants, and it is actually this slime that does the photosynthesis job, the plant is just the container.”

Located just to the south of Doi Suthep, this unusual garden has been open to the public since January.

-TN


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