The lotus season in Cambodia starts from April and finishes in October when the weather becomes very hot. During this time, you will find lots of lotus ponds near the Angkor Wat temple. Also, several lotus farms are growing it for commercial purpose. Besides being simply beautiful, the flower also has a special meaning for local people and is considered as sacred. According to the ancient legends, it symbolizes enlightenment, purity and creativity while a lotus flower fully bloomed and open represents full enlightenment and self-awareness.