Da Lat Vietnam – City of flowers

Beautiful annual flower show in Da Lat Vietnam.

Orchid Branch
Coming into the DLI airport which is located in the valley and is about 45 minutes up a 2-lane twisty mountain road with many scooters, buses and cars.
Coming into the Da Lat (DLI) airport which is located in the valley and is about 45 minutes up a 2-lane twisty mountain road with many scooters, buses and cars.

Da Lat is located in the Highlands of Central South Vietnam. It was developed by the French as a resort in the early 1900’s and some features of a French Alp village are still present. Da Lat has a population of around 406,000 people (2015 number). It is sitting at a height over the sea of 1,500 meters. Da Lat is known as the “City of eternal spring”because of the temperate climate zone it is in.

A view of Da Lat.
A view of Da Lat.
A view of the Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat by the entrance to Flower Park.
A view of the Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat by the entrance to Flower Park.

Dalat Flower Park hosts the Da Lat flower show every year in December.

Flower Park entrance.
Flower Park entrance.
Fountain by the entrance too Flower Park.
Fountain by the entrance to Flower Park.
er bed by the entrance.
Flower bed by the entrance.

The first section of Flower Park contains Orchids, many many beautiful Orchids.

A Tulip among the Orchids.
A Tulip among the Orchids.
Bird of Paradise flower.
Bird of Paradise flower.
A look back towards the entrance with the fountain lined with the Orchid stalls.
A look back towards the entrance with the fountain lined with the Orchid stalls.
The pond in Flower Park.
The pond in Flower Park.

Chateau Dalat is the local winemaker in the area, they sponsor the Flower Garden and get some advertising in return.

Bonsai is Japanese and means “Tray planting”. The Japanese art of Bonsai originated from the Chinese practice of creating miniature landscapes, similar miniature landscape creations are also popular in Vietnam. The Japanese Bonsai is more than thousand years old. The small trees are trained painstakingly and trimmed to mimic the features of a full size tree.

Another attraction at the Flower Park, with a mane and a tail...
Another attraction at the Flower Park, with a mane and a tail…

Orchids take up a big part of Flower Park, but there is room for some other flowers as well. Roses, Irises, tulips and more…

A Poppy snuck in among the Orchids...
A Poppy snuck in among the Orchids…

And, finally a look at a desert landscape.

To conclude we look at a desert landscape.
To conclude we look at a desert landscape.
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