Once you move away from Bangkok, the city is slowly replaced by a quiet and stereotypical countryside. About two hours’ drive from the tumultuous capital, we head west, to discover the Ratchaburi region, to meet a true empress of the plant world: the orchid.
Undeniably associated with Thailand, the orchid flower has always been a part of the lives of the Thai people. Adorning religious offerings and embellishing culinary preparations; participating in the art of beauty and well-being rituals, and decorating many public and private places. Majestic, symbolic and subtly scented the orchid has become, due to its presence, both a symbol and a source of national pride.