BANGKOK: Hundreds of local and foreign tourists have been gathering at Nong Han Lake, also known as Red Lotus Lake, in Udon Thani province.
The lake, in Kumphawapee district, is famous for its spectacular scenery consisting of red lotuses that blossom in December and January every year.
Coupled with the cool weather of the north-eastern plateau, tourists also flock to the area to escape the heat of the city.
Local villagers also provide boat-ride services for those who want to admire the waterscape and take close-up photos of the lotuses.
Nong Han Lake is also as an excellent spot for bird watching.
Other than the vast number of flowers, the Red Lotus Lake is ranked the world’s second strangest lake by CNN.
It covers a large area of 249ha, providing a livelihood to over 60 villages around it. —The Nation/ANN
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