Thai festivals you shouldn't miss! Most festivals depend on the lunar calendar, so the date varies from year to year. Verify the right dates with for example the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Sunflower Festival (งานทุ่งทานตะวัน)
The Thai winter is the season for sunflowers and Lopburi province is the most famous for its sunflower fields. With colleagues and friends I did and an organised train trip to the sunflowers near Saraburi and the Pa Sak Cholasit Dam, the biggest water reservoir in Thailand. The flower fields are enormous, although the flowers in 'our' field were quite small. The train just stopped in the middle of a field, where a farmer let us in for a small fee. There were even some ugly souvenir shops. The train also drove along the ridge of the reservoir, good view, and at the dam itself we walked around the market, fed the fish, rode an elephant (we didn't, but we could've) and took pictures with a huge ugly plastic sunflower. [December, Lopburi Province] More photos • Video