It has been over ten years since a lake in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park has provided visitors a breathtaking display of pink lotus blooms.
The lake in Prachuap Khiri Khan province on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand, provided a vast sea of colour, which is sure to attract tourists.
But despite the wonderful news of the vivid attraction, there was still some gloom for the locals, when rangers pleaded with people to stay away, until the lake was robust enough to cope with the expected influx of visitors.
Lotuses are sacred in Thai culture and the park’s employees have been working hard to restore their presence in the area. The locals however are desperate to ferry visitors around the lake, many who will come armed with cameras, in the hope of snapping some wonderful images.
The rangers insist that it has been a decade since blooms of this quantity have been visible and the park is not read to cope with the expected hordes and possible damage inflicted on it. It needs time to toughen up and recover, so we see the blooms more frequently, say the rangers.
No one is sure why the blooms have been scarce recently with everything from pollution and droughts being blamed. An ongoing clean up process is now reaping the rewards and the parks officials want to ensure that the lotus blooms are here for a long time to come.
Source : Coconuts
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