Da Lat prepares for flower festival

(VOV) - Flower villages in the Central Highland resort city of Da Lat are putting the finishing touches to the fifth Da Lat Flower Festival due to take place in a couple of days.

The festival is part of a week-long cultural and tourism event to mark Da Lat’s 120th anniversary and announce the 2014 Tourism Year in the Central Highlands.

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These flower pots are ready for the festival

Coming to Da Lat at this time of year, visitors have the chance to see hundreds of flower varieties in full bloom, sample distinctive foods, and enjoy fresh air in the Central Highlands.

Hundreds of baskets of flowers and ornamental plants will be arranged around major tourist attractions in the city such as Xuan Huong Lake, Prenn Waterfall, Le Dai Hanh street, and Ong Dao bridge.

In Ha Dong flower village, farmers are fine-tuning flower-shaped artworks made of orchids, chrysanthemums, anthuriums and some other varieties.

Vu Dung, a local villager, said, “We are trimming flowers to ensure they are blossoming during the festival.”

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Tending lilies to ensure they will be in full bloom in a couple of days

Thai Phien flower village which supplies nearly 1 billion flowers annually has reserved 40ha of land to grow chrysanthemum, orchids, lily, salem and carnations.

Meanwhile, Van Thanh flower village has completed a flower-decorated welcome gate and hundreds of flower beds and ornamental plants along the roadside.

The flower festival offers a good chance for the resort city to promote the image of the most famous flower locality in Vietnam, introduce its potential for growing flowers and seek partnerships.

Da Lat will introduce visitors to the latest technology it has adopted in agricultural production. The city has developed two farming models of Ngoc Linh Ginseng – the most valuable herb in Vietnam at present, and 30 organic strawberry and super sweet tomato farming models.