You don’t have to fly to Japan, France or Spain to see sunflower field! It is right here in Hong Kong! Can you believe it?
This farm located between Yuen Long and Sheung Sui, is called San Tin Farm (信芯園). Actually, it is my third year to this farm. The first year, they had a field of amazing yellow and red lily, which
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It just felt so great to be in nature, especially with the flowers, I believe flowers have some healing power! It reminded me of the sunflowers field I had been to in Hokkaido, Japan with my family a few years ago, I have to say this one is as gorgeous as the one in Japan!
My sister and I went there on a weekday, which is perfect because it was not crowded at all. There were some photographers, a couple, 2 pregnant women, a family with a cute daughter. The field is large and everyone had their own spaces to take photos without disturbing the others. We took our time and took tons of photos.
It was a sunny day and we were soaking wet after spending almost 2 hours in the field. There is a covered roof path if you wish to stay under the shade. You may get some cold drink at HKD$10 per bottle which was perfect under this hot weather.
There are different types of sunflowers. Below are 2 types, with different colors in the middle. The one on the left with the yellow center is shorter, which grow to around 150cm. The other type on the right with the black/brownish center are much taller, which grow to as tall as 200cm. Both types look lovely!
I talked to Kiki who works there, she told me that the sunflowers field will probably last until the end of August if there is no typhoon. She said the operation of the farm is changing every year, this year, they did not harvest much of the sunflower and keep them as flowers field to let people to photos, however unlike previous years, there are a lot less people to come to the farm and buy sunflowers home, which make the farm even harder to be sustainable. One part of the field is closed and might be open at the end of July.
It is not easy to sustain a flower farm in Hong Kong, thank you so much to the owner for growing these beautiful sunflowers and open the farm for public viewing. Hope everyone
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What do you think about this sunflower field? Bring your friends or family to immerse in nature!
If you like flowers, don’t forget to check out my blog about cherry blossom in Paris. You will be amazed by how beautiful the cherry blossom is in Paris!
- Entrance fee:
HKD$10 per person. If you wish to enter the flower field, you have to pay HKD$60/person. The fee is for maintenance and keeping the farm sustainable. Please help support local farm!
- Opening time:
- Bring some water with you to stay hydrated. You can also buy some cold drink at HKD$10.
- You can get sunflowers at HKD$20 each, which I highly recommend if you wish to take some nice photos, you can use them as foreground or pros.
- Please be gentle with the field and sunflower, and walk only on the field that is without flowers, protecting this beautiful farm.
- Put sunscreen on to avoid sunburn.
How to get to San Tin Farm?
- From Yuen Long West rail station/Yoho Mall bus station or Sheung Shui bus station, take bus no. 76K or red minibus no. 17, get off at Shek Wu Wai bust station.
- From Kam Tin West
rail busstation, take green minibus no.78, get off at Shek Wu Wai bus station.
- Take a
taxifrom Yuen Long town center, get off at Shek Wu Wai bus station.
After getting off at Shek Wu Wai bus station (walk across the street if you are coming from Yuen Long direction), go underneath the left-hand side of the tunnel with a river (at the moment there is construction going on), follow the river and signs along the route and you will get there within 10 mins.