The Best Flower Displays in the World

Mullik Ghat Flower Market – Kolkata, India

In Kolkata, the Mullik Ghat Flower Market is bustling 24 hours a day. Orange and yellow marigolds dominate the market — strands of these bright flowers are used for celebrations, festivals, and other religious rituals as both decorations and offerings. Marigold sellers sit atop their massive piles of loose flowers, which you can buy by the bag, while others perambulate slowly, laden with pre-strung strands of musky-scented blossoms. The market is located beneath the Howrah Bridge, just beside the Hooghly River.

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Wildflower Season – Western Australia

Residents of Australia will tell you that their country is one of the most wildly beautiful places in the entire world, and nowhere is this assertion more evidence than in Western Australia during the wildflower season. Every year starting in June, over 12,000 different species of flowers bloom across the outback plains, painting the arid landscape with all the colors of the rainbow. Sixty percent of the wildflower varieties in the outback cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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Hitachi Seaside Park – Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park, which is located at the foot of the Pacific Ocean in the Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan, is made up of vast fields of cultivated flowers crisscrossed with bike trails, walking paths, and amusement parks. The most popular flower in the park is the blue nemophila, a flower whose sky-blue blooms regularly attract huge crowds when they bloom between late April and early May. Other fields are planted with lake tulips, narcissus, cosmos, and red kokia. Visiting the seaside park is an easy day trip from Tokyo.

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