A huge sleeping cat hugs a fish in a picture seen from the air, picked out in sprouting rainbow seedlings in a rice field in Thailand to illustrate a traditional proverb about abundance. Farmer Tanyapong and a team of workers planted the seedlings at various spots in the field in the northern province of Chiang Rai to depict cartoon cats, hoping to lure tourists and cat lovers. "We're expecting tens of thousands to come and see the art in the rice fields," he said. The process relies on GPS coordinates to position the seedlings as designated in an initial artist's sketch, with the plants changing tints as they grow. Viewing towers are being built in the surrounding area to give visitors a glimpse of the artwork. "Previously, rice was mainly considered for consumption. This approach allows us to develop tourism and agriculture simultaneously," Tanyapong.

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