“In Persian, the name is yas or yasmin.In Bengali the name is “Kath Golap”, in Hindi, champa, in Gujarati language, “Champo”, in Marathi chafa, in Telugu deva ganneru (divine nerium), in Meitei khagi leihao. In Hawaii, the name is melia, although common usage is still ‘plumeria’. In Malayalam it is called pāla and chempakam. In Sri Lanka, it is referred to as araliya (අරලිය) and (in English) as the ‘Temple Tree’. In Cantonese, it is known as gaai daan fa or the ‘egg yolk flower’ tree. The name lilawadi (originating from Thai) is found occasionally. In Indonesia, where the flower has been commonly associated with Balinese culture, it is known as kamboja, in Bali especially it is known as jepun. In French Polynesia it is called tipanie or tipanier and tīpani in the Cook Islands. In the Philippines it is called kalachuchi.”
Wat Phra That Doi Kham [in Thai: วัดพระธาตุดอยคำ], about 15 km from Chiang Mai, not far from Royal Park Rajapruek, is a much visited temple with a 17 meters high Buddha statue and a panoramic view over the city. People come here to offer jasmine garlands to the Buddha, pray for good luck in life and lottery and take selfies framed by bells and hearts.