The Lotus and Thai culture

This beautiful pair of lotus flower was taken at Suphanburi, Central Thailand. The lotus is considered holy by most Thais, especially those who embrace Buddhism.

Lotus flowers sold in Wat Pra Kew, or the Emerald Buddha temple.

Hundreds of tourists flock the temple everyday.  In the photo, people dip the lotus flower in a golden basin filled with holy water.  They then sprinkle it on themselves. I wonder if all these people are really Buddhists. Maybe some of them just try this for the sake of experience.

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17 Comments on “The Lotus and Thai culture”


  1. Gorgeous!

    Watery Wednesday at my page, have a nice day!

  2. Luna Miranda Says:

    i associate lotus with serenity…i’v been to a few temples in Bangkok but i don’t remember this ritual (dipping of lotus flower in water).

  3. jo Says:

    I love your lotus… btw, lotus is my chinese name.

  4. Rcel Says:

    Gwapa kaayo ug flowers ang Lotus no? I love it! 🙂


  5. I really like posts that share about culture of other places… Makes me feel like I’ve been there as well 🙂

    my PF is up! hope to see you!


  6. wow, unsay lami ani Raya. curious lang ko 🙂

  7. chrisamador Says:

    wow! so lovely. i love learning about other cultures! 😀

  8. Marianne Says:

    I thought the white lotus flowers are plastic. It’s beautiful

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  9. kat Says:

    pagka pretty sa lotus Raya…as in. kadako sa wine glass made of gold hehehe..ay holy water man diay sulod no…hehehe…Anyway, was here for Pink Friday. Hope you can visit mine.

  10. kat Says:

    pagka pretty sa lotus Raya…as in. kadako sa wine glass made of gold hehehe..ay holy water man diay sulod no…hehehe…Anyway, was here for Pink Friday. Hope you can visit mine.

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    sorry Raya, gi-resent nako ni kay nag error man first sent nako…dunno if na read ba jud tong akong post.

  11. Mona Says:

    Nice flowers indeed .. Hope to visit the place too. See you in my pink fridays entry, thanks.

  12. Rcel Says:

    Visiting again, from PF!

    I have PINK FLOWER in the NIGHTSKY courtesy of the July 4th Fireworks here in our place. See you! 🙂

  13. Carlota Says:

    very pretty flower.

  14. hemp Says:

    Lotus Temple or Bahai Temple is one of the best places to gain knowledge on spirituality and major attraction of New Delhi and it is among the most visited monuments in India. It is located in Kalkaji at Mandir Marg of South Delhi it has been built in the shape of a half-opened lotus flower so it ..


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