Beautiful flower fields in Thailand


It’s not uncommon for visitors coming to Thailand to immediately look to places like Bangkok, Phuket, and Krabi each time they want a quick beach holiday fix. But it’s often overlooked as a destination for anything else – especially winter.

If you’ve been planning to fulfil your bucket list dream of frolicking in fields of daisies or lavender, here are 9 options in the Land of Smiles to prove its more than just night markets and boat noodles.

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1. Talay Bua Daeng (Red Lotus Lake), Udon Thani

Udon Thani’s 16,800-acre wide Talay Bua Dang a.k.a Red Lotus Lake sits just about an hour’s drive from Udon Thani International Airport and it’s home to millions of pink lotus flowers.

It may not seem like much from the lake’s edge, but you’ll change your mind as soon as you hop onto a pontoon boat for a 45-minute tour around the lake for just ฿300. As you inch closer to the centre, you’ll find yourself sailing in a seemingly endless sea of pink lotuses.

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With over 29 affordable homestay options here, you and your travel kakis can opt to stay around the area as each place can accommodate up to 10 persons, and will cost about ฿200 per person with breakfast included as well.

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Although Udon Thani is off many tourists’ radars, it’s known to have one of the largest expat populations in Thailand, making it one of the best places to visit for those who don’t speak much Thai. The best part is, it only takes a 45-minute flight to get here from Bangkok.

Tip: Be sure to come early as the lotuses tend to blossom during the cooler part of the day between 6am and 12pm.

Talay Bua Daeng (Red Lotus Lake)
Best period to visit: December – February
Address: Chiangrai, Kumphawapi, Udon Thani 41110, Thailand
Nearest Airport: Udon Thani Airport
Price: ฿300 for a 45-minute ride, ฿500 for a 90-minute ride

2. The Bloom by TV Pool, Khao Yai

Nestled in the heart of an undiscovered wonderland in Thailand, Khao Yai, The Bloom is the largest flower garden in the area and here’s the best part: it’s only a 3-hour drive from Bangkok.

When you’re there, you’ll realise that this scenic garden looks like a scene stolen directly from a movie – just picture rows beyond rows of multi-coloured flowers, oh-so-perfectly manicured that even your done-up nails would shy away.

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For all you folks who still can’t seem to get enough of the flowers here, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can stay within this floral garden which offers 4 types of rooms from ฿2,145 onwards – Melody Valley, Glass Room, Morocco Room and Cliff View.

Check here for more details on the rooms available.

The Bloom by TV Pool
Best period to visit:
All year round
Address: 357 Moo 5 Tambon Prayayen Amphur Pakchong, Khao Yai National Park, Khao Yai, Thailand 30320
Nearest Airport: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang International Airport
Opening Hours: 8AM – 8PM, Daily
Price: ฿100 for Adults; ฿50 for Children
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3. Muak Lek Sunflower Fields, Saraburi

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Nobody would’ve guessed that Muek Lek Sunflower Fields a.k.a Thailand’s biggest sunflower field would be tucked away in this little province of Lopburi in central Thailand.

Just a mere 2-hour drive from Bangkok, pop by this field for an epic day trip if you’re looking to take a break from the crowded night markets. Entry fee is really affordable too, it’ll only cost you ฿10 to gain entry to what we dare call happiest place on earth.

Note: You can find all things sunflower-related here – sunflower seeds, honey, and oil just to name a few.

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If you’re done for the day, you can seek respite at the nearby PB Valley Khao Yai Winery and spend your evening sampling wines for ฿320.

Muak Lek Sunflower Fields
Best period to visit:
November – January
Address: Muak Lek, Muak Lek District, Saraburi 18180, Thailand
Nearest Airport: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang International Airport
Price: ฿10

4. Singha Park, Chiang Rai

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This park might be owned by the same people who produce the famed Singha beer, but you won’t find a brewery here. With acres of orangey-pink cosmos and swans casually paddling around the lake, you’ll fool most of your friends into believing you’re holidaying somewhere in the middle of Europe instead.

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Don’t miss the chance to go on an exhilarating zipline across Singha Park for a rewarding, panoramic view of the vast tea plantation for just ฿300. Even if you’re not much of a thrill seeker, you can get up close and feed exotic animals like giraffes, zebras, and Watusi cows.

Singha Park
Best period to visit:
 Mid November – End January
Address: Mae Kon, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Nearest Airport: Chiang Rai International Airport
Opening Hours: All day
Price: ฿50 for Adults; Free admission for children
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5. Phu Soi Dao National Park, Uttaradit

The trekking trails and cool climate all year round make this park a hit with travellers who come here for the sole purpose of experiencing the outdoors.

Hiking up the mountainous trails of Phu Soi Dao National Park will take you to the famous 5-tier Phu Soi Dao waterfall. The climb to the summit will take you 6 hours, but if you’re flower field hunting, you need not make the entire journey up because a blanket of pretty purple Murdannia flowers awaits you en route.

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Though there are quite a few hotels located nearby, you can rough it out camping instead. Camping essentials and food supplies won’t be provided, but porters will be available for hire at the camping ground – so you won’t have to lug around your heavy rucksacks.


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P.S.  If you’re a huge fan of the Twilight saga, this is the perfect opportunity for you to re-enact the proposal scene in the movie, Eclipse.
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Don’t forget to stock up on drinks and munchies before hitting the road, it’ll take about 3 hours for you to get here from Chiang Mai.

Phu Soi Dao National Park
Best period to visit: Mid August – Early October
Where: Bo Phak, Chat Trakan District, Phitsanulok 65170, Thailand
Nearest Airport: Sukhothai Airport
Opening Hours: 8AM – 2PM, Daily
Price: ฿200 for Adults; ฿100 for Children
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6. Jim Thompson Farm, Pak Thong Chai

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Jim Thompson Farm features a Farm Tour, where you’ll get to harvest rice and vegetables at their U-Pick Garden, giving you a taste of what it’s really like to be a farmer. Apart from farm activities, this place is also home to well-tended flower fields that carpet almost the entire farm.

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This sizable farm has a total of 5 attractions, and the best way to explore the entire place is to either rent a car or join a local tour.

Pro-tip: Hop onto the free tram service to save yourself (and your legs) from the trouble of walking around the huge farm.

Jim Thompson Farm
Best period to visit:
 December – January
Address: 2072, Tambon Takhop, Amphoe Pak Thong Chai, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30150, Thailand
Nearest Airport: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang International Airport
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 9AM – 5PM, Closed on Sun
Price: ฿150 for Adults, ฿100 for Children; Check ticket prices here.
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7. Flora Park Wangnamkeaw, Wang Nam Khiao

With its cool climate, mountain ranges, and waterfalls aplenty, it’s no wonder Wang Nam Khiao is known as the ‘Switzerland of Isan’. A popular attraction to the locals, the Floral Park is a must-see if you’re around the area.

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With a total of 8 flower zones including a vertical garden, flower maze, and bamboo tunnel – there’s nothing quite as dreamy as the sight and the smell. We can totally imagine a wedding photoshoot happening here.

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Because this farm is only an hour’s’ drive away from the Jim Thompson Farm, we suggest staying around the area so it’s convenient for you to kill two birds with one stone.

Flora Park Wangnamkeaw
Best period to visit: December – February
Address: 119 Moo 5, Tambon Wang Nam Kiew. District green, Nakhon Ratchasima 30370
Nearest Airport: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang International Airport
Opening Hours: All day
Price: ฿150 for Adults; ฿50 for Children
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8. Mae Fah Luang Garden, Chiang Rai

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Mae Fah Luang Gardens will make you forget about the tulip fields in Holland or even the flower shows in Taiwan. Located in the coldest part of Thailand, you’ll find an array of exotic flowers here like roses, dahlias and tulips – making for a postcard-worthy scene for any visitor.

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Tucked within the garden itself, Doi Tung Tree Top Walk will have you overcome your fear of heights as you attempt to cross this 390-metre long rope bridge. For ฿150, you’ll be able to see the jungle from up above, overlooking the dam, distant mountains, and plantation.

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When you’re done, follow the path back towards the entrance of the garden and you’ll be greeted by Doi Tung Cafe, a quaint rest stop where you can treat yourself to iced coffee and cakes. They also sell locally-produced handicrafts, so you can bring some keepsakes back home for your loved ones.

Fun fact: The coffee served at Doi Tung Cafe has been grown, harvested, and roasted locally.

Mae Fah Luang Gardens
Best period to visit:
October – February
Address: Mae Fa Luang, Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai 57240, Thailand
Nearest Airport: Chiang Rai International Airport
Opening Hours: 7AM – 6PM, Daily
Price: ฿90 for Adults; ฿45 for Children, Seniors, the disabled, and Monks

9. Mon Cham Mountain, Mae Rim

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Situated just 40 minutes north of Chiang Mai, take respite from the bustling city and bask in the glory of the floral fields up on Mon Cham Mountain. The chilly weather here lets you wake up to an early morning fog if you happen to be camping around the area.

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If you’re looking to camp out in comfort, head straight to the Mon Cham Camping Resort. For just ฿600 where you’ll find the safety of a private compound, private bathrooms, hot running water, and electricity.

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And if you make the climb to the peak, you’ll have the beauty of the Log Swing to work up wanderlust amongst your followers on IG.

Note: There aren’t many ATMs in the area, so it’s best to come prepared with cash.

Mon Cham Mountain
Best period to visit:
October – February
Address: Tambon Mae Raem Amphoe Mae Rim Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
Nearest Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport
Opening Hours: 7AM – 9PM, Daily
Price: ฿90 for Adults; ฿45 for Children, Seniors, the Disabled, and Monks


10. U & Me Cafe, Kanchanaburi 


U & Me Cafe is a whimsical cafe nestled in Kanchanaburi, a quiet town that’s only a 2-hour drive away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. 

This quaint cafe is famous for its colourful grass fields that are filled with 20 themed photo backdrops complete with props – ranging from ‘Urban Japan’ to ‘Outdoor library. There isn’t an entrance fee for U & Me Cafe, but do enjoy the fluffy pancakes and expertly brewed coffees.  

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With picnic props that’ll make you feel like a baron
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Flowers fieldThe multicoloured grass and giant bubble will ensure that all eyes are on you – there’s no one who could scroll past a photo like that. 
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The cafe’s 5 rai or 1.97 acres rainbow grass field has quite a steampunk and quirky charm to it – you’ll surely go gaga over their multicoloured playground
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U & Me Cafe Kanchanaburi
Address: 96 Tung Samo, Phanom Thuan District, Kanchanaburi 71140
Operating Hours: 8.30AM – 8PM Daily
Telephone: +66 82 388 7711
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11. Na Bua Lung Jam & Jam Cafe, Nakhon Pathom


Only a one hour drive away from Bangkok, Na Bua Lung Jam & Jam Cafe in Nakhon Pathom is a cafe with a 20 rai or 8 acres of a lotus pond and cafe.

The cafe serves traditional as well as fusion Thai dishes to fuel your energy before paddling through a lotus pond. Visitors can also pick colourful lotuses to bring home for ฿40 (~USD1.33).

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You can paddle through a lotus pond
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There’s a saying about the grass being on the other side; here, it’s the wild lily pads that are indeed greener than those in Bangkok’s little terrariums.

Flower fieldsNa Bua Lung Jam & Jam also has tent props for extra photo opps
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Nakhon Pathom is one of those places that you’ll hear your Thai colleagues talking about visiting, but have never gotten a chance to go. It’s highly recommended that you do – the city is very close to Bangkok and is filled with photogenic cafes, museums and palaces. 

The city probably won’t stay a hidden gem for much longer, so head over and enjoy the quiet serenity just a couple hours outside of Bangkok. 

Na Bua Lung Jam & Jam Cafe
Address: 61 Moo 3, Maha Sawat, Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom 73170
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM
Telephone: +66 87 828 1892
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12. Sunflower field at Mungkoot Charoen Farm, Suphanburi


At this little humble farm in Suphanburi called Mungkoot Charoen Farm, they’ve got all different spots and themes – it might look like a simple little farm, but it’s more than it meets the eye.  

Only a 3 hour drive from Bangkok, you can pretend the city is far far away and immerse yourself with nature, goats and sunflowers.

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Besides mountains and farm animals, the sunflower fields also act as a nice backdrop. 

Flowers fieldsThey’ve got seasonal sunflowers that are ending soon, so best hurry there
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Flowers fieldCheck out their goat farm – animal lovers can feed the goats and take photos with them. This’ll give you mad Disney princess vibes
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Besides feeding goats and taking shots with sunflowers, you can camp overnight as well. If you bring your own tent, you have to pay ฿100 (~USD3.33) per night for service charges, or you can rent one for ฿300 (~USD9.99) per night. 

Mungkoot Charoen Farm
Address: Ong Phra Subdistrict, Dan Chang District, Suphan Buri 72180
Opening Hours: 9AM – 5PM
Telephone: +66 63 135 9188
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13. The Windmill at Khao Kho, Phetchabun


The Windmill at Khao Kho is a little piece of Holland nestled in Phetchabun, a green and mountainous province. With The Windmill being six hours outside of Bangkok it’d probably be best to plan for at least a night – good thing Phetchabun is a mountainous town with nice little cafes all around.

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You don’t have to go to the Netherlands and pose with windmills, this will save you tons of time and temporarily cure your travel blues
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You’ll feel like you’ve made the right choice and embrace yourself with beautiful floral gardens and fresh air – don’t forget to dress to match the purple flowers. 

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The Windmill @ Khaokho
Address: Tambol Tung Samor, Amphoe Khaokor, Phetchabun, 67270
Operating Hours: 7.30AM – 6PM Daily
Entrance Fee: ฿20 (~USD0.67)
Telephone: +66 91 751 5678
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14. Nana Cafe & Restaurant, Prachinburi


If you’re looking for a quick getaway but are bored of Hua Hin & Pattaya, Prachinburi is a lesser known destination; and it’s only a 3 hour drive from Bangkok. 

The city also happens to be home to Nana Cafe & Restaurant, which presents colourful rainbow grass fit to be a set for any Disney movie. 

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While afternoon lighting is much preferred, these purple hues are perfect for a hazy sunset picture – the shades and string lights give off a glam-chill vibe.

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After a round of instagram shoots, you can chill at their restaurant corner – which will add a Wonderfruit and Coachella vibe to your evening.

Nana Cafe & Restaurant
Address: Ko Loi, Prachantakham District, Prachin Buri 25130
Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM Daily
Telephone: +66 654 59 6469
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Frolick in Thailand’s flower fields


Whether you’re a social media butterfly always on the lookout for new Insta-worthy spots for your feed or just one who loves to admire the beauty of nature, these places are sure to let you experience Thailand like never before.


This post was written in collaboration with Amazing Thailand.

Featured images adapted from: @raineegaga, ป้าพาเที่ยว ,The Windmill at Khaokho

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