As per the circulating information on Facebook, there exists a peculiar tree called Nareepol in Thailand. The word Nareepol is derived from the Thai language where “Naree” stands for woman or girl, while “pol” refers to plant or tree, thus giving the phrase the meaning of a tree that symbolizes women. This exceptional plant is believed to grow in Phetchabun, a province located in the north of Thailand and around 500km away from Bangkok. The tree bears green fruit with the appearance of closed but fascinating and seductive girls. It is rumored that this strange tree blooms only once in two decades. The viral pictures on social media display the fruit having an absolutely perfect shape, exhibiting even the minutest details such as eyes, nose, mouth, and fingers, resembling human characteristics. Hence, despite lacking concrete evidence, many people are quick to assume that this sacred fruit is real.
However, there are many astute individuals who pay meticulous attention to detail, making it effortless to ascertain that the claims being made are a complete fabrication. Upon closer examination, it becomes abundantly clear that the assertions lack any credibility because:
Firstly, if this extraordinary botanical species was indeed authentic, then it would undoubtedly be renowned and widely documented, even gaining the attention of the media and reputable scientists for further study. There are also no verified accounts of such a plant growing in Thailand or anywhere else.
Secondly, the images circulating on the internet appear to have been captured at the same location, featuring the same tree. If this plant were genuinely existent, there would be an abundance of pictures and references to it on various travel blogs, websites, and social media platforms.
As per the opinion of some internet users, the unusual appearance of these fruits could be due to the manipulation of images through photoshop software. Alternatively, it is possible that somebody placed fake objects on regular tree branches to create an illusion and clicked pictures to showcase their innovative work. Upon observation, it becomes evident that the stems of these fruits are concealed behind the leaves, which may have happened unknowingly but now appears deliberate.
Interestingly, there exists a Thai legend featuring a tree known as Nariphon, which bears some resemblance to the Nareepol tree. This mystic plant is said to thrive in Phetchabun, a woodland abode of Buddhist monks. According to the tale, the Buddha constructed a dwelling in this forest for Vessantara, a renowned prince who relinquished his wealth and dominion to pursue the path of Buddhism with his family. The hut was intended to serve as a place for him to contemplate in solitude amid the splendor of the woods.
As per the tale, Vessantara’s wife would often face ridicule from non-enlightened Buddhists while collecting fruits in the forest. To help her, Buddha created a tree called Nariphon that bore fruit shaped like beautiful girls to divert the attention of others, allowing Vessantara’s wife to gather food for her family. The myth also states that after the couple’s demise, the Nariphon tree continued to produce its unique fruit, and two such trees supposedly exist in a Bangkok-based Buddhist temple. However, it remains unproven and passed down only as a story without any concrete evidence.