Lotus flowers can be found all over Thailand.
These beautiful flowers come in a variety of colors, ranging from white, pink, red, purple, or blue, and are typically growing in shallow ponds or basins all over the country.
This type of flower bloom when the weather is warm, that is why the Thai climate is perfect for this flower.
Lotus flower are very symbolic as they often grow in mud and ponds, and they develop and bloom into a beautiful flower.
Besides in the water, you may have noticed these flowers folding in Thai temples. Along with a candle and 3 incense sticks, because in the traditions, the lotus flower is a common offering in the Buddhist tradition.
Where did this Thai tradition originate? What is the meaning behind the lotus flower as a Buddhist offering?
A lotus flower as a Buddhist offering is a common and important Thai tradition. There is a lot to learn about this beautiful flower and its significance in Thailand.
In Buddhist and Thai tradition, the lotus flower is seen as a symbol of purity, faithfulness, and spiritual awakening. The flower itself emerges from the mud, constantly growing upwards towards the light and warmth, representative of the act of spiritual growth and reaching enlightenment. Different colored flowers also have different connotations. The lotus flower is also associated with Buddha himself.
With such heavy religious influence, it is no wonder that the lotus flower is an important part of Buddhist offerings in Thailand. This is one of the ways in which Thai people can make merit.
The lotus flower activity is a fantastic way to learn more about this beautiful flower and its significance in Thai tradition and as a part of Buddhist offerings. Learn more about the history of the flower and its roots in Buddhism. This is a relaxing but interesting activity that is sure to give you a newfound appreciation for a flower that you most likely have seen several times.
During the sessions of this activity, you will learn the tradition, surrounded by locals whose job it is, they will teach you how to fold them in a traditional and aesthetic way. You will be taught by local not only the way to make lotus flower folding but they will also pass on you the spiritual aspect of this tradition.
Practicing this activity in Bangkok, you will be doing it in beautiful local spots, and once everyone has its own Lotus flower folded, you will be conducted to a temple, once you are there you will be able to make an offering and it will be the perfect opportunity to make a wish for your future!
It is the perfect way to discover fantastic places in Bangkok and to learn more about the local culture with locals.
To sum up about this activity, this is the perfect activity to develop your creativity in a relaxing set up and sharing good memories with your group of family and friends or even co-workers. It is a great opportunity to discover a part of Thai culture and share a moment with the locals!
This activity is realized to be fun, relaxing and most of all, it can be enjoyed by participants of all ages but also to develop a deeper understanding of Thai tradition and culture.
Are you interested in discovering the culture surrounding this activity? Do not hesitate and contact us!