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A Day Trip To Pangasinan : The Sunflower Maze Farm of Tayug


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After exploring the Cabongaoan Beach and witnessing the Death Pool upclose, we headed to another interesting place in Pangasinan ~ the Sunflower Maze Farm of Tayug. We almost lost our way but we’re glad we managed to make it on time. We were told that the farm will close at 5pm and we arrived there around 5 or ten minutes before they close. Luckily, it was their peak season and they are accepting visitors even until 6 or so.
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Sunflower Maze Farm is located in Tayug, Pangasinan and is said to be the first ever Sunflower Maze in the country. It was owned by Allied Botanical Corporation and was opened to general public in early February but they went on a temporary closure as the plants started to wither and the petals began falling. On top of that, the farm was heavily damaged by the tourists. Weeks after replanting, the Sunflower Farm was re-opened to public on March 25. It was the blooming season for their sunflowers which will only last for a month (petals was expected to fall on the last week of April). So much like the flowers, Sunflower Farm is an attraction that is only seasonal and we are very thankful that we were able to catch the farm in its greatest condition.
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The Sunflower Maze farm is divided into many sections with the Sunflower Labyrinth as the main attraction but there were areas that are equally stunning and absolutely picture worthy.
IMG_0256tWe were greeted by this stunning trail of red Celosia Cristata (we used to call this flower as “palong ng manok”)
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The “Recycled” Section
There is an area in the farm that is called Recycled and as what the term suggests, most of the materials used in this landscape are recycled. Most materials here are salvage and scrap materials from the farm including old tires, used pots and gardening materials, drums, sprinklers, cabinets and more.
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20170402_172351tOld tire used as pot for these Vinca Mega Bloom flowers
20170402_172456tThis trip could be very educational too as you will learn the terms given for such breed of flowers
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20170402_173105t Every area in this place is picture worthy!
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Colorful Landscapes

There is a bunch of different landscapes in this farm filled with colorful flowers. Each landscape will vary in terms of their designs.
IMG_0281tIt is not just for sunflowers but an entire garden of different ornamental plants.
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IMG_0295t I just love the fact how this place burst with colors! It just brought some kind of relaxing feeling and I just wish I have a garden as huge and as colorful as this one.

The Truck
Another notable attraction in this farm is the so-called The Truck. They said that this old truck is the symbol of Allied Botanical Corporation (ABC)’s humble beginning. They said that it was the first service vehicle used by Mr Willy Co, the founder of Allied Botanical Corporation. He started this business in 1984 selling sorghum seeds.
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Huge Veggies
Just few walks away from the Sunflower Farm, you will encounter an area filled with huge veggies. It includes a wide variety of gourds, melons and squashes and they are all extremely huge in sizes.
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Sunflower Maze
The main attraction of them all is the Sunflower Maze! It is interesting to note that it takes more than 8000 sunflowers to make such huge maze. The labyrinth covers the 2100 square meter portion of the 3 hectare farm. You were lucky enough if you manage to visit the site in its blooming season as you will witness a remarkable view of the sunflower field. The maze was made in collaboration of the landscape designer Toni Rivera. Interestingly, the maze has three secret gardens (they are dead ends where visitors can take a rest while figuring out where the exit is).
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So I guess that is safe to assume that this place in Tayug, Pangasinan is safe from zombies right? With such amount of Sunflower, I think it is good enough to gather great amount of sunlight and summon the best plants to guard your lawn haha.

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Sunflower Maze Farm
►Sunflower maze farm is owned and operated by Allied Botanical Corporation
►The entrance fee to Sunflower Maze Farm is Php100 per head
►The farm is only open during the blooming season. The Annual Open Days is usually every first quarter of the year.
►The date of blooming usually start from March and the petals are expected to fall the next month (April)
►In the last days of their season, the labyrinth is no longer accessible but they have such “Cut and Pay” area where you can buy freshly cut sunflowers
►There is an elevated platform in the Sunflower Maze where you can get a nice aerial view of the entire maze but you were only given 5 to 10 minutes of taking pictures or selfies (groupies) especially if the place is crowded.
►They do accept Prenup shoot for Php7000 but then again, this could be seasonal as you can only appreciate the view during their blooming season.
►There is a bazaar near the farm. There are food stalls and even souvenir shop. You can also buy seeds and other farm and gardening items too.
►The farm , as of this moment, is ALREADY CLOSED and they will reopen the place in the next blooming season. There is no specified date yet but this could probably take place on the first quarter of the year.

How to Get to Sunflower Maze Farm
►The farm is situated within the Allied Agro-Tech Inc. (AATI) in Barangay C. Lichauco, Tayug, Pangasinan. You can reach this place by riding a transit bus that is bound to Tayug. Five Star and Viron Transit both have terminals in Cubao. Drop of to Sta Maria Pangasinan Crossing. From there (7/11), you can charter a tricycle that will bring you to AATI.
►You can also ride a bus bound to Baguio or Dagupan and drop off to SM Rosales Bus Terminal. From there, you can ride a jeepney or van bound to Tayug. Get down to Cebuanna Lhuiller corner and ride a tricyle and ask the driver to take you to AATI.

Where To Stay in Pangasinan
You can check this list of affordable Hotels and Resorts in Pangasinan in TravelBookPH and feel free to book online in great discounts.

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This concludes my Day Trip to Pangasinan series. Just in case you missed it, feel free to visit these links below
►Cabongaoan Beach ~ Boracay of the North
►Death Pool of Cabongaoan Beach
►Sunflower Maze Farm
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26 Comments

  1. I am a huge sunflower lover since a kid. And this place looks so fabulous! The concept of the Recycled section is brilliant and not to mention, your photography is just as great as always 🙂

  2. Wow! The first thing I noticed about this post was your gorgeous photography! You managed to capture the ambience perfectly!

    It looks like just a beautiful day, I wish they had more places like this is Australia. I find that the more I visit people’s blogs and look at their beautiful work, the more I want to travel to these places and experience them for myself.

    Keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  3. Wow! I love flowers, I want to go there! There’s a lot of people visiting the place too. I hope when get a chance to visit there aren’t that many, Lol. Just so I can take lots of photos. Haha. The challenging part is the place is seasonal but that’s given. Thanks for the notes and for sharing!

  4. This is so heavenly! Just by looking at the flowers, it’s so comforting and relaxing. Actually, I’m wondering if are there workshops that involves the sunflowers like planting and taking care of them? The place actually reminded me of a place back home called Kawa-Kawa, it has lots of sunflowers too! Someday, I’d like to bring my mom as well. 🙂

  5. Are those flowers still in the process of growing more taller? I’ll pay a visit when they grow taller til I don’t see people from the other side else, I don’t think it’s a maze.

    Thanks!

  6. How tall is the sunflower which as you have said it’s hard to find the exit once you have entered the farm? As I have seen in the picture, visitors are taller than the sunflowers themselves. In that case, they could easily figure out where the dead and the exit.

    1. Hi sir Gil.. the plants are chest-high and you can barely see the path actually unless you are familiar with the layout

  7. This is definitely a place on my to visit list now. It’s so beautiful there with all of the different flowers. But I always have loved sunflowers and have attempted to grow some of them myself sometime. And I love them.

  8. Waaaah! you’re so lucky!! I wanted to visit this place since it opened but then my schedule was tight that time and then it closed. Huhu. Your pictures clearly depicted the beauty of the place and the flowers. I will definitely visit them when they open again. The place is just so girly and very instagrammable. hehe.

  9. This is so cool! Sunflowers are a big part of my and my husband’s love story. In fact, he gave me a sunflower engagement ring. I would love to wander around the Sunflower Maze! It looks fun! I do love all the other flowers though. So pretty!

  10. Wow. Beautiful! All those blooms available to view and enjoy for a whole month. I wish they lasted longer so more people can appreciate the their beauty!

  11. Thank you for the information. I’ll take note of its blooming season. I would love to have a photo shoot session with my partner here. It’s so Instagrammable. Of course, we’ll have to make sure that we go on a weekday so there are fewer people around.

  12. Woooww!! This post is so inspirational!! Not only are your photos extraordinary, but looking at what you have photographed, I also got several ideas for decorating my own garden, and that’s so great. I especially like the recycled section and the truck. Landscapes are not even taken into consideration. It is really a heaven on earth.

  13. After the tulip farms of Holland, here is the sunflower farm of Philippines. I think you must promote this post very often so that it comes on the bucket list of the overseas travelers. Somebody typed his name on one of the vegetables and I found it funny. But why should one use rubber tyres here, I dont understand. Air will not move freely across the tyre as its mplecules are packed very tightly.

  14. WOW! All I can say is WOW! I like how beautiful the flowers are and it’s almost picture-perfect. i hope if people can see the beauty in these, I hope they will treasure and take care of the nature which God has given us. I hope they don’t just litter any rash around and I hope they would be encourage to plant their own flowers and tress. So much beauty in this post!

  15. Oh my what a stunning place to visit! Sunflowers are my absolute favourite so I would love the sunflower maze.
    I’ve mentioned to you before that my dad lives in the Phillipines, the more posts of yours I read the more tempted I am to go visit and see everything for myself!

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