Soi 24 Sai Tri, Mo 9 Phatthana Nikhom District, Lop Buri
The center distributes information and knowledge on Bee
cultivation in Thailand. It is also a place where natural
bees’ products including royal jelly, honey (from sunflower,
natural honey extracts, etc.) and other honey-related
products are on sale.
biggest reservoir in Central Thailand, the Pa Sak
Cholasit Dam was constructed as part of the Maenam
Pa Sak Royal Development Project, an initiative of
King Bhumibol. Constructed in 1989, the earth
(soil)-filled dam with a clay core was granted the
name by His Majesty the King who presided over its
opening on 25 November 1999. The Dam stretches over
Lop Buri and Saraburi Provinces. It is 4,860 meters
long with a capacity of 785 million cubic meters.
Pa Sak Cholasit Dam is a major source of water for
household, agriculture and industrial use in Lop
Buri and Saraburi Provinces. Moreover, it helps
prevent flooding on the Pasak riverside and Bangkok
and its outskirts. The dam also provides
large-scale, fresh-water fish for locals.
emerging tourist attraction, Pa Sak Cholasit Dam
offers a unique opportunity to travel across the
reservoir by train. The railway was constructed
along the dam’s ridge which leads to Pa Sak Basin
Museum and a scenic lookout point above the dam. The
journey offers a breathtaking and refreshing view of
the reservoir, and also a bed of sunflowers.
Getting to Pa Sak Cholasit Dam is easy. By car from
Lop Buri city, take Highway No. 3017 (Phatthana
Nikhom – Wat Mueang) for a total distance of 60
kilometers. It is highly recommended to take the
trip by train during November – January. The State
Railway of Thailand operates a special route to and
from Bangkok-Pa Sak Cholasit Dam every Saturday,
Sunday and public holidays. For more information,
contact tel: 02 223 7101 or 02 223 7020.
largest sunflower field in Thailand is located in
Tambon Chong Sarika, Phatthana Nikom District. The
panoramic sunflower field has become Lop Buri’s
major tourist attraction especially during November
to January when they are in full bloom. To travel
from Bangkok, drive along the Lop Buri-Saraburi Road
for approximately 30 kilometers, then turn left into
Highway No. 21 and proceed for another 15
kilometers. Traveling from Lop Buri town center, the
sunflower field is located approximately 45
kilometers from the town.