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.
Dalat Flower Park hosts the Da Lat flower show every year in December.
The first section of Flower Park contains Orchids, many many beautiful Orchids.
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.
Orchids take up a big part of Flower Park, but there is room for some other flowers as well. Roses, Irises, tulips and more…
And, finally a look at a desert landscape.