Sacred symbols

Lotus flowers in Primorye

The lotus has become one of the symbols of the Primorskiy Krai (region). Its images are used in local brand names, titles, logos, and designs of all kinds. Admiring lotus flowers is a popular pastime for individuals and groups alike.

One may say that a blooming lotus flower is not a unique sight — there are hundreds of them in Thailand, India, Myanmar, and Vietnam. However, although our “Komarov’s Lotus” comes from the same family, are they really the same? Just like the Siberian tiger (also known as the Amur tiger) surpasses its Bengal relative in size, statue, and power, the Primorsky lotus dominates its South-Asian cousins.

At the end of July, towards the beginning of August, one can spot blooming lotus flowers all around the Primorskiy Krai: in a small pond in Vladivostok, in the lakes and old riverbeds in the floodplain of the Ussury River, and even in a large puddle in the center of the Slavyanka fishermen village.

However, the “lotus Mecca” is the Lotus Lake located in the Khasansky district. The lake’s surface is covered with a blanket of gorgeous flowers. Gliding through the garden of tall lotuses by kayak or canoe, you will find yourself in a place of indescribable beauty and serenity.

Taking such a trip on your own may be a challenge, but there is always a good variety of travel guides offering their services during the season.

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