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