Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mexican Sunflower versus Sunflower

Mexican Sunflower ("Dork Bua Tong" in Thai) and Sunflower ("Dork Tantawan" in Thai) are scheduled to bloom during November-December period in Northern Thailand and Central Thailand (Lopburi & Saraburi provinces) respectively.

Both are really 2 different types of plants. For more info, visit the following links:



Mexican Sunflower (Bua Tong flower):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithonia_diversifolia

More photos of Mae Hong Son's Mexican Sunflowers here:
http://www.elsoltravel.com/images/GALLERY_ThaiMaeHongSon_Sunflower.html



Sunflower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflower

Click button to view video of sunflowers and other attractions in
Saraburi Province. (video sourced from You Tube)







HOW TO VISIT THE FLOWER FIELDS ?

....We have the following tours for you!

a) MAE HONG SON SUNFLOWER SEASON TOUR 5D4N
(Mexican Sunflowers: mid-Nov to early Dec)
http://www.elsoltravel.com/MaeHongSon.html

b) CHIANG MAI, CHIANG DAO & MAE SALONG TOUR 5D4N
(Mexican Sunflowers: mid-Nov to early Dec)
http://www.elsoltravel.com/ChiangDaoMaeSalong.html

c) SARABURI SUNFLOWER SEASON TOUR
with Khorat & Bangkok
4D3N Nov 26-29, 2009 (Hari Raya Haji Holiday Weekend)
http://www.elsoltravel.com/SaraburiSunflowerSeason.html

FOR CHIANG MAI CHERRY BLOSSOMS refer to previous blog entry
for details (scroll down) . The season is January.



Lastly, famous artist Vincent Van Gogh did a series of paintings of sunflowers.

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflowers_(series_of_paintings)

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