Sunflower Fields in Saraburi and Lopburi

November 28, 2011

The Sunflower Festival in Thailand starts around November and goes on until about February. The best places to see sunflower fields are in Lopburi Province and Saraburi Province. Thousands of people from Bangkok head this way at the weekends for a day trip to take pictures in the sunflower fields. For people in Lopburi it has started to become a major tourist attraction. Each farm takes turns in planting the sunflowers so that there is at least one area of blooming flowers during this period.

The best places to see sunflowers in Lopburi are in the districts of Phatthana Nikhom, Chai Badan, and Khok Samrong. This is where I headed at the weekend. From Bangkok, I took Highway 1 north through Saraburi and then turned off onto Road 21 a little while later. The sunflower fields are usually easy to find as you just have to follow the signs. However, this year due to the floods, there are not as many. Also, as you can see by these pictures, the sunflowers are not very big. I visited this same field three years ago and it was very crowded. When I went at the weekend, I was the only one there.

During my last visit, I turned off on Highway 3017 towards Pasak Jolasid Dam. This is another tourist attraction. Then I drove back along Highway 3017 towards Lopburi. During that trip I visited about 4 or so sunflower fields but this time only found this one. According to posters, it will be there until 10 December 2011. The one next door to this one is advertised to start on 5 December 2011. However, I am not sure if it is really worth going all the way here this year unless you are going to see something else as well.

39 Responses to Sunflower Fields in Saraburi and Lopburi

  1. abbie on November 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

    hi! Ricahrd, i plan to visit Sunflower Fields in Saraburi and Lopburi on 22-23 dec. i plan to stay a night at lopburi or saraburi. do you have any recommendation on the travel agent that can arrange this? i don’t mind to join the group tour. TQ

    • Richard Barrow on November 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Sorry I don’t know about any travel agents. You need to check yourself in Bangkok. However, in the past the State Railway of Thailand have done trips to the sunflowers. I will look into that for you.

      • abbie on November 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

        dear Richard, TQ for your reply! it would be very helpful if you could help to check if the Railway still operating. i thing it is the best option for me to go by train if i go alone.

  2. schin on November 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Hi, I would like to visit sunflower farm in Saraburi on 3 Dec. I plan to have day trip via public transport. Is there any bus or train available? And how can I go to the farm, is that walking distance from bus/ train station?

    • Richard Barrow on November 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      You won’t get there by public transport as all these farms, there are many, are off the main road. This kind of thing is for expats with their own cars or people who hire a car for the day. You basically drive to these areas and then follow the signs. Easy to find. I don’t know exactly where the fields are but find them easily each year.The State Railway of Thailand sometimes does trips. I will see if they are advertising them yet.

  3. pagga on November 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I just call 1690, the operator say there will be a one day trip on this Sat Dec 1. Price: Fan 280 baht, Air con. 490 baht.

  4. Tracy on January 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    hi! i plan to visit Sunflower Fields in Lopburi on 11th Fabuary.
    Still can see sunflower at that time ?

    • Richard Barrow on January 23, 2013 at 7:03 am

      I would say it is coming to the end of the season now as it is heating up already.

  5. joyce on May 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Sir,

    I would like to know what is the best period to see the sunflower. I planned to go on September.

    • Richard Barrow on May 22, 2013 at 6:44 am

      Usually later in the year when the cool season starts. Around November.

  6. Chloe on June 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Sir,

    I would like to know what is the best period to see the sunflower? I’m going on end of this month, would i be able to see the sunflowers?

    • Richard Barrow on June 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Sunflowers are in the cool season at the end of the year.

  7. steph on September 6, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    hi Richard, I am thinking of visiting the sunflower field tis December. can I book from any tour agency when I reach Bangkok? actually I found one guide recommended on tripadvisor who is willing to take us there, but problem is I cant decide on the day yet! or in case we change our minds. thanks.

    • Richard Barrow on September 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      I guess you can book tours. It’s certainly not easy to go by public transport. But the State Railway do trips to the sunflower fields towards the end of the year. I’ve done it before in conjunction with the Monkey Party in Lopburi. Personally I don’t think the sunflowers are enough for a day trip.

  8. cheong on October 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    very keen on visiting the sunflower field. plan to go on early of november this year. but i don’t see any advertisement of The State Railway of Thailand yet.

    any accommodation available near the sunflower field?
    any interesting places near the province?

    • Richard Barrow on October 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      I’m planning to do the same. Look out for a blog on this as soon as I have some information.

  9. Kevin on December 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Richard
    Can you recommend me a tour agency for a day trip on 8 Dec 2013 from Bandara suites silom Bangkok to saraburi sunflower field tour with return trip to the hotel?

    I have 2 adults and 3 kids
    Kids at age 11, 12 and 14 years old

  10. Sammiraquai on January 5, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Hi! I’m planning to a road trip to visit the sunflower field next week. Do you have any recommendation which and where the sunflower field is the worth visiting? Pls give me the name and direction as well. Thanks 🙂

    • Richard Barrow on January 6, 2015 at 7:20 am

      It’s coming to the end of the sunflower season now. I haven’t heard anything recently about the sunflower fields.

  11. June on January 13, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Hi, I’m visiting Lopburi on this month end 30 Jan, will I still be able to see sunflowers? Thank you.

    • Richard Barrow on January 14, 2015 at 6:31 am

      To be honest I haven’t heard anything, though they did advertise for it to continue to end of January. In theory yes as the weather is still cool. But I cannot guarantee as you are going at the end of the season.

  12. June on January 28, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Hi I would like to check whether there is still sunflower in Lopburi as I’m heading to bangkok this Friday, 30 Jan… Tq

  13. Vivian on November 6, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    hi Richard,
    is it a good season to visit the sunflower field in 23 Dec? thansk

    • Richard Barrow on November 8, 2015 at 10:21 am

      It has already started and should continue until January, though this obviously depends on the weather.

  14. Patrick on November 21, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Hi Richard,
    Which place would you recommend regarding the Sunflower field visit – Lopburi or Saraburi?

    Thank you in anticipation.

    Rgds,
    Patrick

    • Richard Barrow on November 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      They are both much the same though I think I have been to the ones in Saraburi more often. I havent been this year yet.

      • Gruv on December 7, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        Hi Richard,

        Understand there are a few sunflower fields in Saraburi. Can’t be visiting all of them. Which one do you recommend?

        Gruv

        • Richard Barrow on December 8, 2015 at 5:15 pm

          Sorry, I cannot comment as I haven’t been this year yet.

  15. Irene on October 21, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Hi! I am planning to go to saraburi sunflower field this coming nov.3… is it too early to visit? Thank you..

    • Richard Barrow on October 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

      They just announced the new season starts 1st November. I haven’t seen any photos of the fields yet.

  16. Shreya Saha on November 9, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Richard, how to visit sunflower field of Lopburi and Saraburi by SRT? I am planning on December 5, 2016. Would like to have your inputs.

    • Richard Barrow on November 11, 2016 at 9:59 am

      They haven’t announced trips yet. I will post a new blog as soon as I hear.

  17. Ananya on November 11, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    HI RIchard! I am planning to drive to sunflower garden around 23rd november 2016. Was hoping to get some information about the bloom from you? and Also as i will be with my baby, is there any accommodation you can refer to us to stay for a night or two? 🙂 thank you.

    • Richard Barrow on November 12, 2016 at 11:15 am

      There are plenty of hotels in Saraburi and Lopburi. You can book them online.

      • Ananya on November 13, 2016 at 9:56 pm

        thank you so much for your reply. do you think its still too hot for the sunflowers to bloom fully this time of the year?

        • Richard Barrow on November 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

          Do be honest, I haven’t seen much about this at all which is strange. Only a notice to say the season has started.

  18. SC on February 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Hi! we are planning to visit the sunflower field on 27th Feb 2017, is it possible to see the flowers still?

    • Richard Barrow on February 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      It’s already come to the end of the season, so I doubt it.

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