Indeed Lotus Flower Lake is a marvelous natural surprise in Thailand’s northeast which is so popular for rice farming region and is about 45km south east from the Udon Thani ring road, at Lake Nong Han on the banks of Ban Diam, in the Kumphawadpi Reserve. The lake covers a large area of about 68 square kilometers and being 15km long and 5km at the widest point.
The wetlands remain mainly hidden by tall elephant grasses that belie the expanses of water lying beyond them, and are notorious for the most part only by the local villagers who venture out to fish and to collect snails and lotus stalks for use in the preparation of their daily meals. The Lotus Lake is widespread due to pink and crimson red flowers blooms in low season between November till end February. The flowers start to bloom in October just after rainy season and reaching at full bloom in December. The surroundings of lake transformed millions of lotus flowers stretch across 600 square acres area in every direction just like hot pink horizon.
Red Lotus Sea is recognizing as world’s second strangest lakes by Travel & Leisure. Furthermore, another feature make this lake so attractive when you see number of variety birds flying around the boats and over lake gives you a pleasure. There might be three or four birds darting across the front of boat and dart back in the opposite direction. They may chase you and hovering till the end of your journey even when the boat comes to a stop.
If you want to see Lotus Lake, then best time is 6:00am until 10:00am as the best displays remains when the sun is not bearing down on them. The limpid waters may only be visited on a wooden boat and millions of startling flamingo pink lotus flowers dances above the crystalline waters of the lotus sea. These stunning wetlands are home to more than 80 species including of birds, grey heron, purple heron, black kite, Brahminy Kite, and cotton pygmy-goose. You can easily say land of Lotus flower, because seeds and stem may both be eaten. Moreover delicious foods are also entice you to taste them, specially spicy salads, lime-bathed fish, fresh meat dishes, are favorite among the Thais.