When someone says Chiang-mai it gets me consider paper cubes, sisters, spas and orchids. At the end of the cool summer there’s a spontaneous explosion of colour in the trees round the city that brings so much joy to the locals and visitors alike. Many people even find that it provides them the strength to survive the beginning of the hot season which it symbolises. If Chiang-mai was to really have a brand new logo, it are the pictures of two fantastic stately trees that blossom at around the time of year: the Ngiew, with its own orange and orange flowers, and the Tong Gwow having its milder, yellow and orange blossoms.
This Tong Gwow shrub is very ราชภัฏ well known and it has drawn such names like Bastard Teak and Forest Flame. It’s the symbol of the area university because it symbolises strength, sturdiness and beauty. It’s a deciduous tree with a twisted back that can develop to 4-5 feet. The students of the university have a saying that if the initial blossoms start to appear it is the right time to get started analyzing, as that usually means it is nearly the time of year for final exams! This fresh fruit gives us exactly the gum called Bengal Kino. The Amari Rincome hotel is famous for having one of those trees within their premises and they termed their grill room after it!
The tree creates a soft wood that’s only good for pond panelling wall because it tends to shrink. Its bark is traditionally used as cure for diarrhea. Its flowers may be used, this time for as a shade dye also to produce medication for esophageal stimulation and respite from fever. The seeds may be used in the treatment of worms and last but not least, the foliage can be utilised as a skin therapy, to help heartburn.
Finally, the Tong Gwow tree is held in very large esteem and is an extremely auspicious symbol which should be planted wherever potential to bring good fortune and luck.