You Don’t Have To Travel Far For Sunflowers Anymore

Lopburi is a small province in the Central region, around 150km north of Bangkok. It takes approximately 2.5-3.0 hours drive from Bangkok. Many travel to this far-flung province for once-in-a-year sunflower fields trip here

Last month, I wanted to do a solo trip via State Railway of Thailand’s tourist train, but there isn’t one this season. Hence, I wasn’t expecting any up close and personal with the magnificient sunflowers.

 

Hello sunflowers !

For those not able to travel the distance to get a whiff of optimism from the mighty sunflowers, tada ….

 

Lat Phrao Sunflower Field ’59

It’s not a sunflower field without photo props
Lat Phrao Sunflower Field (ทุ่งดอกทานตะวัน ลาดพร้าว) is your next best bet. It is also known as the Sunflower Field on Kaset-Nawamin Road. From Silom downtown area, it will take approximately 30-40 minutes, or 17-20km by car.

A relatively small field

The small sunflower field is the works of Lat Phrao District. If you have been to the sunflower fields at Lopburi, this field pales in comparison. But it’s free. Blessed the good folks at Lat Phrao District for this small patch of sunflower field.

The sunflower fields here are nothing new, for it has been there for ages. But, there seemed to be more sunflowers and people this year? Bees were having a feast the sunflower field, am sure they have gained few kilos at the sunflower field!

 

Satreewittya 2 School

To those not familiar with Bangkok, Kaset-Nawamin Road is in Lat Phrao district. The sunflower fields are near Satreewittaya 2 School (โรงเรียน สตรีวิทยา 2).

 

Keep a lookout for Prasert Manukitch 20
Prasert Manukitch 20
Cars parked next to Kaset-Nawamin Road

No MRT/BTS nearby, so you’ll need to drive or take a taxi.

The field is right next to Kaset-Nawamin road, and there is no proper parking. Throng of cars are parked by the road side. You can start looking for empty parking spot after Prasert Manukitch 20. Just like everywhere else in Thailand, when there are people, there are food sellers. You can get ice cream, fruit, small snacks from food sellers.

I had a jolly surprise weekend of the mighty sunflowers. Sometimes the best thing in life are unexpected surprises, agree?

Lat Phrao Sunflower Field (ทุ่งดอกทานตะวัน ลาดพร้าว)

Located on Kaset-Nawamin Road in Bangkok

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

2 thoughts on “You Don’t Have To Travel Far For Sunflowers Anymore

  • January 12, 2016 at 7:54 pm
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    Hello sunflower 🌻!

    • January 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm
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      Come ……

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