Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Sunflower Lopburi in Thailand

Sunflower LopburiThe sunflower field is located in Lopburi province and can be reached by car. It is about 150 kilometers from Bangkok. A very comfortable trip is to drive from Bangkok up to Saraburi and then branch to Lopburi.

The sunflower

Lopburi was probably founded in pre-historical period until the Khemers who expanded their power to the town of Larvo dating from the 10th century and ruled over the area.

The sunflower

In the middle of the 13th century when the Thais who had already migrated from the North and had settled down in this country. In 1664, King Narai the Great, a King of Ayutthaya made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore , the architectural style of Lop Buri in the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western. Today it is a modern garrison town and provincial capital 153 kms., north of Bangkok.

The sunflower

Sunflower This is the largest sunflower field in Thailand, located in Tambon ChongSarika, Amphoe Phatthana Nikom. Travel 30 kms. along Lop Buri-Saraburi Road, then turn left into Highway No.21 and travel further for 15 kms. The beautiful sunflower field have become a tourist attraction when the sun flower trees are in full blossom from November to January.

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