Travelling to Udon Thani soon? Then a visit to Udorn Sunshine Orchid Farm is a must see, especially at this time of the year.
Located just North West of Udon Thani city, the orchid farm opened in 1977 as a research and development centre for orchid flowers. The farm developed the world’s first perfumed orchid which was registered in 1988. Subsequently the operation produced the world’s first orchid based perfume, known as Miss Udon Sunshine perfumes.
The farm is open from 7 am to 6 pm every day and the plants are best viewed during the hours 7.30 am to 9.30 am and from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm, during the period November through to February. A shop on site sells a variety of items including Udon Dancing Tea made from the plants, which is apparently popular for its medical benefits. Also on sale are the Miss Udon Sunshine perfumes.
The farm is located at Soi Kamol Watthana, Udon Nong Samrong Road. To get there pass under the Nongsamrong Community sign on Route 2024, then after 150 metres follow the Udorn Fragrant Orchid sign.