The nearly 30-year-old grapefruit garden in Hanoi attracts visitors to check in

The scene of fruit-laden grapefruit trees in a grapefruit garden in Phuc Dien ward, Bac Tu Liem district, is attracting many tourists to take photos.

From the beginning of the 11th lunar month, the grapefruit gardens in Phuc Dien ward, the Dien grapefruit capital of Hanoi, begin to turn yellow, preparing to enter the harvest season. The scene of fruitful grapefruit trees with golden fruits hanging from branches attracts many people to check in and take photos.

Located on Van Tien Dung street, Phuc Dien ward, Bac Tu Liem district, Dung Thu grapefruit garden is a hot check-in location recently. The grapefruit garden is 4 hectares wide with about 2,000 grapefruit trees nearly 30 years old, open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day.

“Many customers who came to buy grapefruit admired the sight of the whole grapefruit garden swaying with ripe yellow fruit and suggested that I open the door to let customers in to take photos,” said Mr. Dung, the garden owner.

Compared to spring flower gardens, grapefruit gardens are a fairly new photography location. Since the morning of January 6, many tourists from inner-city districts such as Cau Giay, Dong Da or further afield such as Gia Lam, Dong Anh have come here to take year-end photo shoots.

To have the best photos, many people invest in makeup and professional photographers. The costume chosen by many tourists is ao dai or ao ba ba.

In the garden, there are a number of corners designed as country garden backdrops for visitors to take photos. The grapefruit garden has been open to visitors for about two weeks.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Huong (photo) said she was very satisfied with the photo set taken in this grapefruit garden. “The garden is large, laden with fruit, the grapefruits ripen evenly and are low enough to take pictures,” she said. She hired a photography package including makeup, clothes and photographer for 1.5 million VND.

Tuyet Mai’s group of friends (middle) went to the grapefruit garden for the second time after the first time on New Year’s Eve. “When entering the garden, the sweet scent of grapefruit spreads among the cool, fresh green space,” she commented.

The grapefruit garden has a large space for children to run, play, touch and hold the grapefruits still on the tree. In addition to taking pictures, this is also an ideal place for families to bring young children to picnic, according to Ms. Mai.

Dien grapefruit is one of the plants with high economic value, a specialty of Hanoi. Grapefruit is small, about 15 cm in diameter, weighing from 0.8 – 1 kg. The pulp and skin are thin, the segments are clear yellow, and the cloves are small. When you eat, you will feel the sweetness lingering on the tip of your tongue.

The owner of the garden said that the grapefruit garden will be open to check in until January 20, then will sell grapefruits in bulk for sale during the Lunar New Year. Tourists should arrange time in the next two weeks to come here to take photos or they can wait until the end of the first lunar month, when the grapefruit garden blooms.

Mr. Dung said the most visitors to the grapefruit garden are on Saturday and Sunday. On average, on weekends, his grapefruit garden welcomes about 100 – 150 visitors. Currently, the number of visitors has increased compared to previous weeks.

Entrance ticket price is 50,000 VND per person. Visitors can freely take photos, with no time limit. In addition, visitors can buy Dien grapefruit with prices ranging from 20,000 – 40,000 VND per fruit depending on the type.

($1~24,000 VND)
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