Da Lat to host 1st Cherry-like apricot blossoms festival

The resort towns Da Lat in the central highland province of Lam Dong will organize the first Cherry-like apricot blossoms festival in the middle of January, 2017.

The three-day long event will include a variety of activities, such as cherry blossom tree planting, photo exhibition on apricot blossom, a cosplay festival, taking a visit to Tuyen Lam Lake tourist area where many cherry blossom trees are planted along the lakeside.

Mai Anh Dao (Cherry-like apricot blossoms) whose scientific name is Prunus Cerasoides is the floral symbol of Da Lat. Its trunk is like peach, but its flower has 5 petals like yellow apricot flower. All streets in the city are full of the pink flowers when spring comes.

The festival aims to honor the beauty of the city’s typical flower and attract domestic and foreign tourists.

By Doan Kien – Translated by Kim Khanh

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