Lotus blossom lake

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Re: Lotus blossom lake

Post by wazza » February 7, 2018, 2:48 pm

Wondering if the Monks were charging the boat owners a fee to land there ???

And thats when the Govt intervened ??

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Re: Lotus blossom lake

Post by parrot » February 7, 2018, 2:59 pm

I'm going to holed up in a fuselage for 20 or so hours........maybe I can dissect the history of the small temple on that island. Looks interesting.
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Re: Lotus blossom lake

Post by Hoopoe » February 7, 2018, 10:22 pm

I dont recall a temple on the island back 20 years , if you look around you'll find the blocks i used to manufacture they created a small alter ish with them , besides the 2 stilted huts they then began to build more , i hear different stories from the locals about it ,the only one i tend to believe is the sanctuary one as i witnessed this years ago , As for the monks charging the boat's for docking ,i doubt this very much as the guy's would have bent my ear about it long ago , in the report i read it stated it's a floating island ,this is not the case , hence the stilted huts , it is prone to flooding in the wet season ,

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Re: Lotus blossom lake

Post by Bangyuk » February 13, 2018, 9:27 am

One thing worth doing if you take a boat is to say you want to see birds. A few of the boatmen know the quieter parts of the lake. It's much more peaceful away from the continuous stream of boats for selfie takers, but you've still got the noisy engine of course. You do get time to take photos of the lotuses, and the bird watching is excellent if you are in to that kind of thing. At 500B for 90 mins it's good value I think.

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Re: Lotus blossom lake

Post by Hoopoe » February 13, 2018, 5:23 pm

Bangyuk wrote:
February 13, 2018, 9:27 am
One thing worth doing if you take a boat is to say you want to see birds. A few of the boatmen know the quieter parts of the lake. It's much more peaceful away from the continuous stream of boats for selfie takers, but you've still got the noisy engine of course. You do get time to take photos of the lotuses, and the bird watching is excellent if you are in to that kind of thing. At 500B for 90 mins it's good value I think.
Absolutely correct ,there is more to the red lotus than meets the eye ,i have access to boats when ever i require and to travel slowly and quietly around the outskirts is a pleasure for the wild life / birds etc ,but best from mid January on , as there are more migratory birds in , But also on a different approach i also Party out there with my Thai friends , music , drinking & BBQ are involved and the odd dancing and falling in , hey ho ya can't win them all ,

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