Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani: a pink dream


By Elke IAmie

A lake full of pink lotus flowers as far as the eye can see. Wouldn’t that be every pink-addicts dream? It sure is mine!

The gorgeous red lotus lake is one of Mother Nature’s most stunning creations and can be found in Udon Thani in the beautiful North-eastern part of Thailand.

In English, the lake is called “Red Lotus Lake” and in Thai it goes by the name of Ta Lae Bua Deang (ทะเลบัวแดง), which means “sea of red lotuses”. However, the flowers are more pink than red, but you won’t hear me complaining ;-).

The first few minutes you don’t really notice you are about to enter a field of gorgeous lotuses. It is all very quiet and you only hear the soft hum of the boat engine together with chirping of the birds. Especially when you go early the scenery is stunning.

Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani

After a little while you will be amazed by a field full of pink lotuses. They made a narrow path through the fields so the boats can go through and keep the rest of the lake untouched.

Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani

The flowers are gorgeous and you will get plenty of time to enjoy the quietness of the lake and make A LOT of pictures.

Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani

What is the best time to visit?

The flowers bloom every year from December until end of February. The best time of the day is early morning (between 6 and 11 am).

  1. It is not that hot and crowded yet. We arrived at 8 am and could hop straight onto a boat.
  1. The flowers close in the afternoon to protect themselves from the heat. The scenery is still pretty but you won’t get to see the flowers in all their glory.

Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani

What is the price? 

You can choose between a bigger boat for a group or a romantic small boat for 2 persons. The price is 300 Baht for about 45 minutes.

This breath taking lake is not fully discovered by tourists yet. I have been thinking to keep it all to myself, but it is just too pretty not to share with the rest of the world. Let’s make sure it stays that way!

This entry is submitted for TAT Newsroom Blogger 2017 competition by Elke IAmie, a Bangkok-based entrant from The Netherlands.
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