Red Lotus Sea, Udon

Red Lotus Sea Udon

We woke early to the sound of s c r e a m i n g cockerels (all day, erry day), threw on some clothes and hopped in the car.  The village where we were staying, Sakon Nakhon, is pretty secluded and rural, if ya wanna go on a adventure, a vehicle is super helpful!

We drove south as the sun began to rise, sleepy and in search of the Red Lotus Sea. I had done a wee bit of research before our trip and stumbled across this absolute gem.  A huge lake full of millions of vibrant red lotus flowers. If that doesn’t sound like heaven on earth that I’m not sure what does.

After reading around 12938 reviews on Trip Advisor, we took everyone’s advice and went early in the morning. Apparently the flowers start to close as the heat rises (it gets HOT). Don’t worry too much about being SUPER early, I reckon arriving at 9/10 is absolutely fine.

It wasn’t at all busy when we arrived, we hopped straight onto a boat and set off on our two hour adventure.

Red Lotus Sea Udon

Red Lotus Sea Udon

Initially there aren’t many flowers, you start to think to yourself, is this it? Nopa, it ain’t. Just sit back, soak up the morning breeze and spot all the beautiful Swallows flying along beside you. As you travel further into the lake, more and more flowers start to appear. Before long, fields upon fields of bright pink stretch out before you. It is breathtaking.

I did feel like I might be in the Tangled scene and I was OK with that. I could have stayed there for hours on end, preferably with a picnic and bottle of something cool and bubbly, maybe next time!

Red Lotus Sea Udon

Red Lotus Sea Udon

Red Lotus Sea Udon

Once we reached the centre of the lake the noisy engine grinded to a halt. A huge sense of tranquility washed over us, it was just so still and peaceful. We took it in (ahem, and took a few snaps) before approaching a small, peculiar island. A home of wise Buddhas, lots of Buddhist sculptures and a few viewpoints (up V dodgy wooden staircases, eep)!

Red Lotus Sea Udon

Red Lotus Sea Udon

Feeling slightly under dressed, we clambered back on the boat and glided all the way back to shore.

Red Lotus Sea Udon

It is such a lovely way to take in the beauty of Thailand, making you feel like you might feature in an episode of Planet Earth, seeing the sights whilst relaxing in the sunshine.

If you find yourself in the area, make sure you visit.


P.S: I created a lil travel vlog of our trip in Thailand over on my YouTube if you fancy a watch <3

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  • ninegrandstudent

    Wow, I’d actually never heard of this place – it looks stunning!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • It is SO friggin’ beautiful isn’t it?! I was absolutely in awe the whole way round, so soothing and tranquil. I would love to go back one day. Immy x

  • This looks absolutely dreamy and you picked the perfect dress for the occasion- it’s gorge! Making me sad I’m not going to Thailand now! Xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

    • Ah thank you my love :) Ooooh but I am so jel of all your Cambodia adventures – looks like you are having the most incredible time! Immy x

  • Wow! I’ve never heard of this before but it looks absolutely stunning (not sure about the rickety boardwalk and stairs though hah). It looks like you had an amazing day!
    xo April | April Everyday

    • It was such a lovely morning, I have never seen anything quite like it! I know haha, was all a bit dodge… Like it had been there for thousands of years lol, it probably had! Thank you for stopping by mi love :) Immy x

  • Wow it is such a gorgeous area! What a treat to see. I’d love to visit! x

    • It was amaazing. I was so happy we managed to see it, even if it was a bit of a mission to get to haha! Immy x

  • That looks incredibly breathtaking! And if just the photos look that amazing I can only imagine what a gorgeous sight it must be to see it live! I will try to remember going there if I ever find myself in Thailand. (hopefully I will :) )

    Jenny Side Up

    • It was the most beautiful place. Just so still and peaceful! Yes definitely make sure you visit, I would love to return to Thailand… There is so much more to discover! Immy x

  • These photos are absolutely stunning!! :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • Thank you Sofia! Most photogenic place eveeer <3 Immy x

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Wow awesome photos! You looks so stunning with this dress!


    Mónica Sors



    • Ah thank you so much! I LOVE that dress, it is one of my faves from Primark… It was £12 I believe >:) Immy x

  • Ellie Adams

    Oh Immy, this is the definition of tranquility, looks absolutely stunning!!


    • Thank you my lovely :) It really was, such a peaceful, beautiful place. Let’s grab coffee / cocktails soon gal! Immy x

  • Brenda Brooks

    OMG love these pictures, this place looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing :) Btw, that dress is beautiful!!

    Brooks | Live. Laugh. Love. & Make Up

    • Thank you Brenda! :) Was such a wonderful place, so happy we found it! Oooh thanks chick, was a Primark find! Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Girl these shots are stunning – how beautiful are the flowers?! And your dress?! And YOU! Haha. This looks so dreamy – so glad you had the best time lovely!

    Hayley xo

    • Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaal thank you! It was the dream, bloody LOVE Thailand! Immy x