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Native and overseas vacationers are flocking to the Nong Han Lake, aka Purple Lotus Lake, in Udon Thani to catch the spectacular show of pure vivid pink lotuses blossoming. The phenomenon happens annually throughout December and January.
The lake, situated in Kumphawapee district, Udon Thani, is legendary for its annual pure carpets of water lilies floating on the lake’s floor. Coupled with the cool climate right now of the 12 months within the north-east, vacationers flock to the realm to flee the warmth of the town.
It’s solely after clambering aboard and travelling for twenty minutes or so into the guts of Nong Han Lake that the scene begins to alter. Now you’ll be able to see the ‘Talay Bua Daeng‘… the Purple Lotus Sea.
Locals say the pink-coloured flowers are literally tropical water lilies. Though the blooms resemble lotuses, the leaves and flowers of the lotus normally rise above the water floor whereas the leaves and flowers of the water lily normally simply float on the floor of the water. Nonetheless, the exception to this are tropical water lilies the place the leaves float on the floor and their flowers rise round 15 centimetres above the water, as is the case on Nong Han Lake.
Nong Han Kumphawapi Lake is round eight kilometres lengthy and three kilometres broad, The freshwater lake at Nong Han Kumphawapi is a crucial water supply that sustains quite a lot of fish, birds and crops. The lake feeds into the Lam Pao River, one other waterway which performs a major function for the inhabitants of Udon Thani province.
Native folklore recollects a tragic love triangle involving a princess known as Nang Ai and two of her suitors, Prince Phadaeng and Prince Pangkhee. In response to legend, Prince Phadaeng needed to avenge the dying of Nang Ai and a fierce battle ensued with a military of legendary nagas. The serpent military flooded the scene of the battle ensuing within the formation of Nong Han Lake.
The Purple Lotus Sea (Nong Han Lake Kumphawapi) is situated roughly 40 kilometres south-east of Udon Thani metropolis. The boats depart from Ban Diam on the northern a part of the lake. One of the best ways to get there may be to hire a automotive, rent a taxi or go to the lake as a part of a tour.
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