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Traffic woes hit Mae Hong Son as tourists rush to savour sunflower spectacle

Nov 19. 2017
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By The Nation

Thousands of people flocked to the Khun Yuam district of Mae Hong Son province on Sunday to enjoy the sight of Mexican sunflowers in full bloom, causing severe traffic jams.

Khun Yuam district chief Acting Second Lieutenant Narongchai Jindaphan said traffic problems occurred mainly because motorists did not respect traffic laws.

“Please respect the rules so that everyone can avoid hours of traffic congestion,” he said.

The Mexican sunflowers have now blossomed over a vast area of Khun Yuam, attracting a huge number of tourists. The colourful spectacle usually lasts only a few weeks. 

Narongchai, meanwhile, urged local operators not to overcharge tourists during the peak season.

“Offer products and services at a fair price to show your hospitality,” he said.

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