During the winter months of November and December, cheery yellow sunflower fields spring up along the PhatthanaNikhom-Wang Muang Road, offering a relaxing distraction to those passing by.
The hardy flowering plants are usually grown as a substitution crop for off-season rice fields or other crop fields. They are an economically valuable plant providing not only benefits from harvesting, but also generating income from tourism. Sunflowers are the source of delicious dried sunflower seeds, sunflower seed cookies, chips, crispy sheets, sunflower honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and more.
The fields are found between Lop Buri and Saraburi, along the PhatthanaNikhom–Wang Muang route. For more information, contact the Wang Mueang District Agriculture Office at 0 3635 9021.