Cherry blossoms have begun to bloom in the suburbs of Da Lat and neighboring areas. The sunnier and colder the place is, the sooner and stronger the flowers will bloom.
According to Tuoi Tre Online , cherry blossoms in the Langbiang mountain area, about 15km from Da Lat, have begun to bloom. Here, the cherry apricot cluster named Mong Dao Nguyen by local people attracts the most attention. The flowers here bloom early and bloom strongly compared to the cherry apricot trees growing on the slopes of Langbiang mountain and neighboring small hills.
Getting to the cherry blossom clusters in Langbiang Mountain is not easy. Therefore, the majority of tourists coming are young tourists, traveling by motorbikes and off-road cars.
The earliest cherry blossom area that can be mentioned is Lac Duong district (neighboring Da Lat). This is an area with a higher altitude than Da Lat and is also an area with a larger temperature range and more sunshine. This is what makes cherry blossoms in this area bloom the earliest. Many tourists have come to Da Sar, Da Nhim, 20 – 30km from Da Lat, to take photos of the flowers.
Currently, Da Lat is sunny and cold with a large temperature range and dry weather, which is very convenient for cherry blossoms to bloom evenly and brilliantly. Many people believe that Da Lat will have a brilliant cherry blossom season in the next 10 to 15 days. The flower blooming coincides with Tet, also affecting Da Lat tourism.
Mr. Tran Dinh Nguyen (hotel business in Ward 9, Da Lat) said: “Many accommodation establishments said that this year, in addition to receiving room reservations for Tet, there are many tourists booking rooms for the upcoming Tet holiday. . Tourists often ask if the cherry blossoms have bloomed on that occasion.”
Currently, the inner city roads have many cherry blossom trees such as Tran Hung Dao, Tran Quoc Toan (Xuan Huong lake), Tran Nhan Tong – Dinh Tien Hoang street (around Cu Da Lat hill), most of the cherry blossom trees have lost all their leaves. , about to bud.
People often call cherry blossoms the flower that announces Tet, because around mid-January is the time when cherry blossoms bloom to welcome spring. That means at the beginning of the dry season (around October), cherry blossoms will gradually turn yellow and bear “bare” branches that hibernate, waiting for spring to open their buds. The scientific name of cherry apricot is Prunus Cerasoides , the tree trunk has a peach-plum shape, but when the flowers bloom, they are single flowers with 5 petals (like apricot blossoms). Therefore, it should be called cherry apricot as it is now.