“Be like a Lotus. Let the beauty of your heart speak. Be grateful to the mud, water, air and the light.”

-Amit Ray

The Lotus is a delicate flower with many layered petals arrayed around a central core. A few different plants from separate families all make up this category, but they all have similar meanings when it comes to symbolism. The plants also look alike and share other characteristics like medicinal and edible value. In general, all the Lotus flowers exude beauty and grace. Most varieties grow in the water of ponds and creeks, lending them an otherworldly quality that makes them mystical enough for religious ceremonies. In the Victorian flower language, the Lotus represented eloquence.

Types of Lotus Blossoms

Flowers commonly called Lotus around the world include:

  • The Egyptian lotus flower: With the scientific name of Nymphaea caerula, the Egyptian blue lotus is actually more accurately described as a water lily. These blooms sport light blue or purple petals and played an important role in spiritual events.
  • The Japanese lotus flower: Also known as the sacred Lotus in China, Bali, and other tropical countries in Asia, this plant’s scientific name is Nelumbo nucifera. It is the flower you see being used as the seat of Buddha and many Hindu deities too.
  • The American lotus flower: A bright yellow Lotus, the Nelumbo lutea, is native to North America and was used as a food crop by many Native American tribes. It is not as well known symbolically as the other varieties, but it is still a beautiful addition to a water feature.
  • Other Lotuses: Most white and red Lotus flower varieties also fall into the Nymphaea water lily family. This means they held the most power in Egyptian and other ancient Asian cultures.

Lotus Flower Color Meaning

The color of the Lotus certainly affects its general meaning as well. The white lotus flower and pink lotus flower from the Nelumbo family are seen as meaning purity and devotion. More passionately colored red, purple, and blue Lotus flower blooms can take on a spiritual meaning of ascension, enlightenment, or rebirth. A green Lotus flower is a beautiful gift for anyone trying to improve their life and start good habits.

 



Archery is a challenging task that requires focus and is a good way to test your precision. This is a great activity to compete with friends or colleagues and inculcate a feeling of constructive competition. You will get five arrows to score over your opponent. Just aim, stretch and shoot. Releasing an arrow, watching it fly, and hearing it strike a target can relieve stress. Archery is an age old sport and with new technology a redefined experience is what we bring to you.

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he Burma Bridge is a hanging bridge, consisting of a 4- cable system, 120m across the King’s Kloof Valley and approximately 60m high above the ground.

The Burma Bridge consists of a bottom cable, which you walk on; connected to two cables, which are “hand rails”. Wearing a harness, which is connected to a cable above your head. Even the slightest breeze has you wobbling precariously over to the one side.

The famous words “don’t look down” are totally negated here, as you have to concentrate on placing your feet neatly on the bottom cable, while staring wide-eyed down at the potential plunge. Even though you know that, you cannot fall because you are strapped in and connected to the top cable.

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Harness in and step up to the three-story tower and departure point for the 800’ long Zip Lines. We’ll lock you in and send you flying over the top of the park while you flip, twist, swing, or just hold on tight. High above the ground you’ll have a beautiful view of Mt. Hood and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

The departure and landing platforms, zip line cable, harnesses and elevation drop are all professionally engineered and certified with your safety in mind. The zip line guides will ensure you are properly secured and ready for an adventure of a lifetime. This activity is a park favorite, so don’t miss out!

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Defy gravity with multiple Bungee Trampolines! Strapped into the bungee harness, you’ll be jumping higher than ever before. Start with getting serious air, and then try your hand at some flips, twists and turns to add to the excitement. An adventure all its own!

The apparatus, harnesses and gear are specially engineered and certified with your safety in mind. Our staff will ensure you are harnessed in and guide you to get started. Five bungee trampolines are located in the base area of Skibowl East with extraordinary views of Mt. Hood. Four Bungee Trampolines are located in the base area of Skibowl West. Harness in and get ready for this adrenaline rush!

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