Around 2 hours drive from Mae Hong Son are located the wild sunflower fields of Doi Mae U Kho. Thung Bua Tong Sunflowers blossom only once a year and it is a sight in itself as both sides of the highway seem to be painted with magnificent golden yellow colour.
These Mexican sunflowers begin to blossom only in Nov and early Dec (for a period of less than 40 days). We will strongly recommend to visit before 2nd week of Dec as when we visited (around 2nd week of December), most of the flowers have dried up except few patches. During this period, Northern Thailand also holds the famous Bua Tong Festival when these flowers remain at their full bloom.
These wild sunflower (Bua Tong) blossom only once a year and it is a heavenly sight. Do not miss and do remember the time period – 1st Nov to 10th Dec. Mountain sights from the top too are amazingly beautiful. Sit in silence and enjoy the beauty of nature !!
Pictures of Thung Bua Tong Sunflower fields
As we were a bit late and by that time sun-flowers were drying away, so could not capture the best pictures of these beautiful flowers. Still we loved the peace and feel of the place as we spent time amid serene mountains before heading to our next destination.
Location of Thung Bua Tong Sunflower fields
We loved our brief stay at Bua Tong Sunflower fields despite them saying good-bye to us – enjoyed the serenity and peace of the place. Do send us your pictures if you happen to visit here during the peak season and click all golden yellow blanket on both sides of the highway.