We were wilting in the not-so-cool-season sunshine but the sunflowers couldnít get enough... A trip to witness the scenic splendour that is Saraburi provinceís sunflower fields comes highly recommended. Tantawan, as they are known in Thai, are grown as a commercial crop there and in bloom from November until March, when farmers harvest them for their seed and oil.
Apart from reaping what they sow, local farmers also have a sideline: charging visitors a meagre 5 baht fee for the right to explore. Stroll among the plant's tall green stalks, get your picture taken with your arms around the neck of a flower, as if itís an old friend, and admire the sweeping yellow vista that comes framed by the area's rolling limestone hills. Nice.