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Phitsanulok’s ‘Pink Lady’ rice field opens to tourists next month

Sep 14. 2020
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By The Nation

The pink rice field that Phitsanulok’s Ta Pho subdistrict is so famous for will be open to tourists from October 1.

Jaturong Chomphusa

Jaturong Chomphusa, 32, who turned his back on office jobs three years ago, said he found the pink riceberry strain while harvesting rice one day.

After conducting four experiments, he sowed the pink rice in a four-square-metre field and named the variety Pink Lady.

“We have been conducting the fifth experiment since July 16 and the rice has started changing its colour. We expect to see grains in the field by mid next month,” he said.

“We will harvest the rice in November and save the best grains for further experiments.”

He added that only natural fertilisers are used in this rice field.

“Though people can come to see the Pink Lady from tomorrow, the coffee shop and souvenir outlet will open from October 1,” he said.

Call (096) 667 254-5 for more information.

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