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Students’ sunflower project blossoms

Students snap photos at a sunflower patch at Battambang University.
Students snap photos at a sunflower patch at Battambang University. Scott Rotzoll

Students’ sunflower project blossoms

Battambang student Khom Seng, 24, never imagined her agriculture degree would make her so popular during wedding season.

Seng and a classmate are cultivating sunflowers as part of a final year project, because they noticed there were no sunflower fields in the region.

Now the 100-square-metre patch behind Battambang University has become a favourite destination for lovers looking to take shots to commemorate their special day.

“I never expected there would be so people coming to visit to take photos and even pre-wedding photo shoots in my small experiment farm,” Seng said.

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