Tourism Authority of Thailand invites all to Udon Thani’s ‘Pink Water Lilies Lake’ experience
One of Thailand’s most beautiful wetlands is in full bloom from now until March 2020 in Thailand. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local Thai and international tourists to come and experience the amazing sight of the ‘Pink Water Lilies Lake’ at Nong Han Kumphawapi, a freshwater lake in Thailand’s Northeastern province of Udon Thani.
The lake covers an area of 22,500 rai (36 sq km) mostly in Kumphawapi district and parts of Prachaksinlapakhomand Ku Kaeo districts. It provides freshwater for agriculture and local consumption for Thais living around the lake and is considered one of Thailand’s most important wetlands.
The perfect time to see the flowers in full bloom is each morning from 06:00 to 11:00 hrs. Tourists can hire personal cruise boats to see the pink water lilies up close and enjoy the natural scenery filled with a variety of fish, birds, wildlife and other aquatic life.
Boats for hire are available at the following piers: In Kumphawapi district – Ban Diem, Chiang Wae, Ban Chaelae and Ban Non Nam Yoi. In Prachaksinlapakhom and Ku Kaeo districts, the piers are at Ban Don Kong and Ban Khon Sai, respectively.
Udon Thani can be reached by bus, train and air with departures from Bangkok’s bus and train terminals in addition to daily domestic flights from Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport.