The Saraburi Sunflower Fields
Each year from November until January, the full bloom of sunflower enriches Saraburi Province. This amazing beauty of million sunflowers and green hills under the clear blue sky attracts many visitors during the pleasing cool season. Depart Bangkok and drive along Phahonyothin Road for about 108 km, until you arrive in Saraburi Province.
Starting in November of each year, the province of Saraburi, as well as surrounding central provinces, hit a sunflower high season.
Sunflower Fields (ทุ่งทานตะวัน) are found between Lop Buri and Saraburi, along the Phatthana Nikhom – Wang Muang route. From November – December, the yellow sunflower fields along the road attract all passers-by when they are in full bloom.
Saraburi is located on the east side of the Chao Phraya river valley. The east part of the province is covered by high plains and plateaus, while the western part is mostly low flat plains.
Two national parks are located in the province. Namtok Chet Sao Noi protects 28 km² around a scenic waterfall. Phra Phutthachai protects the Khao Sam Lan Forest, which consists of hilly landscape and is the source to several rivers and waterfalls. The highest elevation is the Khao Khrok, 329 m above sea level. The 44.57 km² were declared a national park in 1981.
The town, as a gateway to the northeastern region, is only 108 km from Bangkok. It occupies an area of 3,576.5 square kilometres.