Hanoi and Da Lat have been included in a list of 14 great Asian localities for viewing spring flowers by the South China Morning Post.
“The Nhat Tan Village in the northwest of Hanoi has a unique dark pink shade of cherry blossom trees curated by local gardeners,” the SCMP says in a recent report, introducing the famous flower village in the capital city. “Accompanying these beautiful spring views are cooler temperatures, ensuring a delightful holiday from the hustle and bustle of city life.”
The report also mentions the Central Highlands town of Da Lat as being exceptionally beautiful in spring, justifying its moniker as the “city of flowers.” Da Lat has about 3,000 trees with a profusion of bright pink trees whose”blossoms are popular too for their unique shape, many being five-leaf apricot trees.”
Cherry blossom in Da Lat Town. Photo by VnExpress/ Tran Ngoc Anh.
Located in Tay Ho District’s Nhat Tan Ward, Nhat Tan Village, Hanoi’s peach trees cultivating hub, boasts thousands of the fruit trees on about 50 hectares. Trees and branches laden with peach blossoms are of significant cultural significance in the north of the country as an indispensable adornment for the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Meanwhile, Da Lat is a famous tourist destination in the country, with its year-round cool climate.
The other Asian localities in the SCMP listing of spring flower hotspots are: Seoul and Jeju in South Korea, Tokyo and Yamanashi in Japan, Taichung City and Nantou in Taiwan, Kedah and Penang in Malaysia, Palawan and Cavite in the Philippines, and Bangkok and Phatthalung in Thailand.