Graduation day at Chiang Mai University (CMU). Purple is the colour associated with CMU and these little graduation teddy bears were proving to be a popular purchase at 150 Baht.
Songkran New Year festival is associated with water as Thais welcome in the traditional New Year, but it’s also a time for merit-making and street parades. These elegantly dressed ladies with the purple parasols are taking part in the annual parade in Chiang Mai.
Fringes of purple blooms on this stunning piece of topiary in the grounds of the historic Railway Hotel in Hua Hin (now called the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas).
If you need a road marker that nobody is going to miss, what better than a large purple elephant. This colourful chap points the way to the wonderful Elephant Parade House in Chiang Mai.
A giant floral display on this float at the annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival.
Hanging baskets of purple flowers set the scene for a spot of relaxation at the Chiang Mai Flower Festival.
Delicate Thai orchids on display at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek gardens in Chiang Mai province.
Light purple is the colour for the Thai 500 Baht note.
Low-cost carrier Nok Air (‘nok’ means bird in Thai) opt for this cute bird-design on the nose of their aircraft with a bold purple and yellow design.
National carrier Thai airways feature a rich purple in their logo and on their planes which provide a splash of colour in this stormy scene at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.
A colourful meal for 80 Baht all-in; Thai red curry with a ‘Very Berry’ fruit smoothie. Aroy (delicious)!
The girls above wear traditional Lanna (northern Thai-style) purple skirts during this ceremony at Wiang Kum Kam.
Another scene from the Chiang Mai Flower Festival with these youngsters taking part in the street parade wearing Lanna-style baggy light-purple trousers.