Sunny blooms draw fans to Lopburi, Mae Hong Son
Tourists are drawn by the blossoming sunflowers in Lopburi's Chong Sarika sub-district, Amphur Phatthana Nikhom.
The flowers are in full bloom until the beginning of next year.
Most of the fields are located next to the main roads, making it convenient for those coming in their personal vehicles.
Meanwhile in northernmost Mae Hong Son province, the annual Bua Tong Blossom Festival has begun atop Doi Mae U-Kor in Khun Yuam district, where 60 per cent of this season’s sunflowers are also smiling ear to ear.
The mountain is widely considered the most beautiful place in Thailand to enjoy the spectacular Bua Tong hills and valleys draped in bright yellow.
Mae Hong Son Governor Suwapong Kittipatpiboon said the temperature on the peak falls to 12-14 degrees Celsius at night, but the day’s sunshine is coaxing more and more sunflowers into bloom, these being of the Mexican variety.
He said around 30,000 tourists are visiting Doi Mae U-Kor daily to gape at the scenery, but that figure should rise to at least 100,000 as the winter wears on.