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Lotus flowers reappear, absent a decade in Thailand's lake

Lotus flowers reappear, absent a decade in Thailand's lake

The waters of the lake of the great Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park were again colored with a sea of ​​flowers representing hope, purity and the divine side, which arises from seeds that are otherwise submerged in the mud and mud of the human environment.

Its reappearance means the recovery of an important source of local income, due to the immediate increase in tourists who come to be inspired by this wonderful show.

A local official told the AFP news agency when publishing the following video on May 19, that concern for the preservation of the environment helped to bring back the rain, absent after a prolonged drought. The reappearance of flowers is a sacred event for many Thai believers.

"In the past we did not have lotus blossoms for many years," explained Rungroj Aswakultarin, from Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park.

“We had a lot of drought, but after cleaning the place we got fresh rainwater. I think that the lotus flowers that we see now appeared because we improved the environment, ”the young man told AFP.

Khao Sam Roi Yot, whose name means “the mountain with 300 peaks” is a marine national park in the Kui Buri district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province. It includes among its 98.08 km2 the largest freshwater swamp in Thailand, protected precisely between its mountains.

Lake of Khao Daeng Park in Thailand (Kosim Sukhum-Wikimedia Commons)

However, something has changed in these decades. Several of these swamps have been turned into shrimp farms, affecting the environment.

According to information from the park, only 36 km2 of the total 69 km2 of swamps today are part of the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park and it is estimated that only 18 km2 will be declared a Ramsar site, of international protection.

Lotus flowers are also blooming in other lakes in Thailand. Traveler Richard Birecki recently posted photos and video of the “Wonderful Pink Lotus Sea in Udon Thani”.

The divine side of the lotus is also a source of inspiration for Chinese and Oriental classical dancers, who represent it as follows:

The Epoch Times


Video: Sacred lotuses bloom in Thai park for first time in a decade (July 2021).