Shining bright: Flower fields blossom in heart of Vietnam’s capital

Update: 13:11 | 16/04/2018

Dozens of flowers are in full bloom across a 70,000-square-meter valley near Hanoi's biggest lake.

Shining bright, Flower fields, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, biggest lake, beautiful site

Fields of flowers near Hanoi's West Lake have been drawing attention from passers-by and tourists thanks to their vivid colors.

Shining bright, Flower fields, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, biggest lake, beautiful site

Nguyen Thu Thuy, a staff member, said the fields cover an area of 70,000 square meters. During summer, the area is always submerged and covered in lotus flowers. But when the lotus start to wither and the mud become dry, local residents have come up with the great idea of growing seasonal flowers to create a tourist attraction.

Shining bright, Flower fields, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, biggest lake, beautiful site

Since the Lunar New Year, locally known as Tet and Vietnam’s biggest holiday, dozens of flowers such as petunias, geraniums, roses and sunflowers have been blossoming in vibrant colors under the glistening sunlight.

Shining bright, Flower fields, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, biggest lake, beautiful site

Take a breath before taking in the magnificent sight, and remember to bring your camera with you to capture the scene.

Shining bright, Flower fields, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, biggest lake, beautiful site

Workers are busy to pruning and watering the flowers every day.

Shining bright, Flower fields, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, biggest lake, beautiful site

Seeds imported from the U.S., Europe and Indonesia are being grown on an experimental basis to see how they adapt to the weather adaptation before mass planting.

Shining bright, Flower fields, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, biggest lake, beautiful site

A picturesque scene in the flower garden evoked memories of the famous Sa Dec flower village in the Mekong Delta.

Shining bright, Flower fields, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, biggest lake, beautiful site

It takes visitors several hours to walk through the magnificent fields.

Source: VnExpress

 
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