Lotus Lake Artyomovskoye
Lotus Lake Artyomovskoye is one of the most beautiful lakes in Russia. It is located in the district of Artyom, Primorsky Krai. Locals call it Lake Karasin. In the vicinity of the lake is Artemivska CHP, but this body of water is not used for its intended purpose. In mid-summer, in the second half of July, begin to blossom lotus flower meadows and continue to delight thousands of tourists til mid-August to see magnificent lake with their own eyes.
Lotus – flowers, covered with legends. To pick them up means bad luck, and even disaster. So people come to the lake Artiomovskiy every year to enjoy the unforgettable scene: a lotus blossom. It is believed that the spray of water from the pond with blooming lotus flowers bring good luck.
Lotuses appeared on the lake thanks to former chairman of Artiomovskiy village – Anatoly Chinak, more than ten years ago. He brought lotus seeds here, on the warm lake, which conditions became ideal for growing. On the lake remained rare species – Komarov lotus. It is interesting by the fact that its young flowers are blooming in the bright – pink color, and at the end of flowering, it becomes almost white.
It is possible to swim in the lake next to the blooming lotus meadow, covered with legends. Local people believe that the spray of water from flowering Lake Karasin will bring good luck. A small wooden staircase leads from the shore to the lake. The bottom of the lake is sandy, the water is warm, swimming jere is a pleasure especially for children.
Lake contributes to peace and tranquility, tourists imbued with the unique natural beauty of blooming lotuses, saturate a positive and pleasant experience. You can walk along the beach, enjoy the green surroundings, relax on the benches under the eaves, located on the charming lake.
Lotus flowers are in the Red Book of Russia, picking lotus flowers is strictly forbidden.
In addition to lotuses on the lake grow a lot of water lilies that are perfect! Waterlily-nymph is also called “Child of the Sun”: its beautiful flowers are disclosed in the morning and closed at dusk. Arriving early in the morning to the lake or pond, one can observe an unusual picture – the appearance of the flowers from the water. It’s amazing – the buds emerge just before sunrise, and disclosed as soon as the sun’s rays touch the surface of the water. When the sun goes down, the flowers of water lilies are closed, and the buds are lowered into the water until the next day, but only if it is sunny.