Thailand’s Bueng Boraphet, its largest freshwater swamp, spreads 200 square kilometres in Nakhon Sawan’s Muang district. For its gigantic area coverage, it earned the moniker of “Northern Sea” or “Great Lake”. Among the many species that Bueng Boraphet is home to, some near-threatened species, like the marsh grassbirds and the white-eyed river martin, also find solace here.
In 1975 the Thailand government declared the lake a non-hunting area. It was subsequently designated the position of a wetland of international importance to protect the diverse range of species that reside here.
Since the Thai government lifted the COVID-19 restriction, Thailand has become a go-to place for all enthusiastic travellers. Tourists worldwide make their way to Bueng Boraphet for its picturesque scenery embellished with pink lotuses and water lilies and to witness the natural habitat of more than 200 species of wild animals, birds and plants.
For all nature lovers, Bueng Boraphet offers an immensely exquisite experience. One can find a genuine aesthetic appreciation of nature here.
Things to experience at Bueng Boraphet:
- The Pink Lotuses: These charming flowers start to blossom every year at the beginning of November and reach the peak of their beauty by December. The lotuses completely engulf the entire swamp making it a magnificent sight to experience. Plan your visit to the swamp in the morning between 6 am to 9.30 am to catch this stunning sight.
- Birdwatching: This majestic swamp offers a delightful sight for all the birdwatchers. Thailand’s winter draws migratory birds from all over the world, makes visiting Bueng Boraphet perfect for birdwatchers at this time of the year.
- Boat Rides: Experience the diverse flora and fauna of Bueng Boraphet on the placid and fun-filled Bueng Boraphet boat rides. Apart from flora and fauna mentioned, the water lilies make for a stunning spectacle and excellent photo opportunities. You can also visit the crocodile breeding facility and witness these reptiles in their natural habitat.
So, book your tickets, pack your bags. and get ready to experience a close encounter with nature. You will be mesmerised by the beauty that is Bueng Boraphet, home to a diverse species of flora and fauna.
Bueng Boraphet Pick Courtesy: JJ Harrison, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons