Photo: Pretty sunflower fields.


Khun Yuam

Khun Yuam used to have the excellent Banfarang and nothing much else so, when the crowds arrived over November and December for the Sunflower Festival, you risked having to check-in to one of the rundown, dodgy Chinese-Thai hotels in the centre of town. Fortunately a couple of decent new spots have opened, though Banfarang is still a clear first choice. Mitkhoonyoum Hotel is a decent fallback, as is Yoont Hotel opposite.

Banfarang Guesthouse and Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Just off Route 108 (top of the hill), north end of Khun Yuam
T: (053) 622 086

Banfarang Guesthouse offers accommodation ranging from 24-bed dorms through to deluxe wooden chalets. The property has both chalets and small three- or four-room blocks all set in a delightfully laid out and well maintained garden overlooking a wooded valley. Both rooms and chalets come in standard (fan-cooled) and deluxe (air-con) versions, with the standard chalets being a particularly good... Read our full review of Banfarang Guesthouse and Resort.

Mitkhoonyuom Hotel
Backpacker - Under 600B
63 Moo 1, Route 108 (centre of town on main road), Khun Yuam
T: (053) 691 057, (081) 992 8993

This is your best back up should Banfarang be full. Mitkhoonyuom is located on the east side of the main highway as it passes through the centre of town, so it's convenient also for the local cafes. It's something of a motel set-up, so you'll find a concrete car park instead of a lush garden out front, but rooms are perfectly acceptable and come with a teak finish and en suite bathroom with hot... Read our full review of Mitkhoonyuom Hotel.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Khun Yuam? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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