Visitors packed the ground floor of the mall to see the orchid festival. Thailand is famous for their many varieties of orchids.
Top L- these vases are totally covered in small orchids. R--life sized elephants covered in orchids greet visitors as they enter. L-- Five life-sized fairies (mannequins) each wear different colored skirts and head coverings of orchids.
Below: A swan, a peacock, and a sample of the many entries in the festival. Many of them wore 1st place, 2nd place etc. ribbons.
I'd never seen so many orchids in one place before, or so much