Anzali Lagoon in Iran’s northern port city of Bandar Anzali annually attracts thousands of tourists visiting its beautiful Indian lotus flowers in summer.

Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus, is one of two extant species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae.

Here are IRNA’s photos of the beautiful flowers blooming every summer in the lagoon:

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