Strange tree growing in Thailand appears to bear fruit in the exact shape of a young woman – and it’s baffling the internet.
But while many are amazed by the shape of the green fruits , others are less convinced by the confusing footage. In Buddhist mythology , a tree known as the Nariphon bears the fruit of young female creatures and is said to grow in the mythical forest called Himaphan. The story goes that Buddhist God Indra a home in the forest for his wife Vessantara and his two children.
The fruit appears to be growing on a tree in Thailand. But when Vessantara went out into the forest to collect food, she was in danger of being attacked by terrifying male creatures. Indra then created 12 special Nariphon trees which would bear fruit in his wife’s image to distract the creatures while she picked her own food. The men would take these fruits back to their homes and after making love to them would sleep for four months, and lose their powers.
According to Thai folklore, after Indra and his wife died, the trees continued to bear fruit. There are rumoured to be two Nariphon pods in a Buddhist temple near Bangkok. As a phenomenon that emerged to stir public opinion in Thailand and around the world in 2008, the strange human-shaped fruit tree Nareepol has so far not had a proper explanation.
This strange plant is called Nareepol or Nariphon. In Thai, “Naree” means girl or woman, while “pol” means plant or tree. With such a separate translation of each letter, the locals call Nareepol the woman tree. This plant attracts people’s attention because of its extremely special appearance. The tree produces a fruit with a unique shape exactly like a naked girl, making viewers extremely curious.
The reason this plant is known to many people is because a person named Tapas Das uploaded a video about this strange tree on Youtube. Accordingly, Nareepol is grown in remote Phetchabun province, northern Thailand, about 500 km from Bangkok.
Not only that, around this unique tree there is also a lot of interesting information such as when a man or a boy touches the tree, the leaves will vibrate as if in protest. But when a woman or a girl touches it, strangely the tree has no reaction. It is these interesting rumors that attract people’s attention even more. They were really surprised and quite amused when they just saw the picture of this plant on the Internet.
After information about this tree appeared online, many people were surprised and they doubted its authenticity, so they set out to find out the truth. In it, a YouTube user named Guiller Espada went to Thailand and bought the dried fruit of what is believed to be the Nareepol tree. At first, this person did not believe that this plant existed, but after finishing the discovery tour, Guiller really wanted to learn about Nareepol scientifically.
It is known that many American scientists have come here to study and find pollen inside the “girl”, but they have not yet determined why the fruit’s peel has such a strange shape.
Not only scientists but even Buddhists are involved in finding out the exact information of this tree, because Nareepol may contain a mysterious story behind.
According to Thai Buddhist mythology, there is also a tree named Nariphon that grows in the Himaphan forest – a mysterious forest where Buddhists live. It only blooms once every 20 years. The fruit in the form of a young girl with an attractive body, looks very similar to the image of the Nareepol tree that Tapas Das posted online.
Legend has it that the Supreme Buddha built for Bodhisattva Vessantara (who was a famous prince of compassion, determined to give up power and property to follow Buddhism), his wife and two children a hut in the forest. so that he can sit peacefully in meditation.
But when his wife went to the forest to pick fruit, because of her great beauty, she was always at risk of being attacked by other Buddhists, she often met other Buddhists teasing and harassing her. Knowing this, Buddha Indra created 12 Nariphone trees that bore fruit in the same shape as Vessantara’s wife. The reason why Buddha Indra created this tree was to protect Vessantara’s wife, so that Vessantara could meditate with peace of mind.
When she goes to gather food, these trees will bear fruit, bear fruit in the shape of beautiful girls, to distract the other Buddhists. The men have evil intentions towards their wives. Vessantara will pick the fruit from the Nariphone tree and bring it back to its residence.
In particular, these fruits have human-like internal organs but no bones and can dance, and they also possess certain magic. Buddhists who have not yet escaped the mundane can reap, but if they cannot control their lust, they will sleep for four months and then lose all their powers. However, until now, whether Nareepol or Nariphon really exists or not is still a mystery.
According to Thai folklore, ever since Vessantara and his family passed away, the Nareepol tree has remained there bearing fruit every day. When they appear, the fruits of this tree only last for 7 days, if not selected, these sexy Nareepol berries will wither and die.
But all are just stories in legends, told from generation to generation, so the truth about this Nareepol or Nariphon tree is still a mystery, creating many doubts for everyone.
Many people still doubt about the fact that Nareepol or Nariphon trees exist. Some people claim that those images and videos are fake and that the Nareepol tree does not actually exist and that this is just a product of technology to deceive people. While some others believe that the grower created the shape by placing molds on the outside of a fruit to give the appearance of a woman.
Despite everything, the images of this woman-shaped fruit tree still attract a lot of attention, interest, and even public interest.
However, at the Singburi Buddhist temple in Luang Pho Jarun, Wat Ampawan, near Bangkok, Thailand, people are still keeping and worshiping two dried bodies believed to be withered Nareepol fruit.
Thus, the story of this “woman” tree is still being left open, waiting for the most reliable and reasonable answer from scientists in the world.