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Mae Hong Son to Kickstart Wild Sunflower Festival



The Bua Thong Fair is by far the biggest attraction of Mae Hong Son. It starts in November and lasts until December, the sunflowers blossom and carpet the surrounding countryside for miles in each direction.


MAE HONG SON – The famous Bua Thong blossom or wild sunflower festival at Doi Mae U-Kho Mountain in northern Mae Hong Son province officially begins tomorrow.

Mae Hong Son Governor Surapol Panasampon told a news briefing that Doi Mae U-Kho mountain is ready to welcome visitors. More than 1,000 rai is now filled with a host of brightly yellow coloured Bua Tong Blossoms, also called Mexican Sunflowers, while the temperature has so far dropped below 10 degrees Celsius.

The governor said many camping sites have been arranged for tourists who want to travel north this winter to enjoy the scenery on Doi Mae U-Kho Mountain some 1,600 metres above sea level.

He said the province expects to see over 150,000 tourists this year. The Bua Tong field can be reached by Highway 1905 linking Chiang Mai province and Mae Hong Son’s Pai, Pangmapha, Muang and Khun Yuam districts or via highway 1263 that links Chiang Mai’s Mae Cheam district and Mae Hing Son’s Khun Yuam district. There are also several attractions and natural scenes along the way.

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