Red Lotus Sea: Mesmerizing Winter Attraction in Udon Thani


Udon Thani – The Northeastern province of Udon Thani is home to red lotuses floating like a red floral carpet at a lake called Nong Han Kum Pavapi. During the winter season, from December to February, visitors can witness the mesmerizing display of what people call “Red Lotus Sea.”

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There is no better time to see the red lotuses other than in the morning from 6 am to 12 noon where the flowers are in full bloom. Boats can be hired to get a closer look of the red lotuses and take pleasure taking photos of the natural creations of both plants and animals of different varieties thriving harmoniously at the lake.

To promote tourism in Udon, Air Asia and UD Town shopping complex offer special privileges for passengers travelling on Thai AirAsia in collaboration with Udon Thani Province and Udon Thani Tourism Business Association. Tourists can receive a 50% discount on a half-day tour of the “Red Lotus Sea” by showing a Thai AirAsia boarding pass. The promotion started on December 5, 2017 and will end on February 28, 2018.

Apart from the “Red Lotus Sea,” tourists in Udon can also visit Ban Chiang, an archaeological wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its attractive red painted pottery, and where the world’s first Bronze Age civilization is believed to have flourished more than 5,000 years ago.

How to get to Udon Thani

Udon Thani is a major province in Northeastern Thailand (Isaan) and can be reached daily by air, train and bus. For more information, contact: TAT Udon Thani Office, Tel: +66 (0) 4232 5406-7, Email:

Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

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