Cherry-like apricot blossoms covering Dalat when spring comes
Jan 2nd 2017.
Everytime when spring comes in the chilly weather the cherry-like apricot blossoms on high hills and in lour valleys, along the streets of the city of Dalat are in full bloom, covering the city with their brilliant pink color. At this moment, Dalat seems to put on a new dress. This is also the season that the photo hunters, couples of lovers and tourists throng to Dalat to get infatuated with the cherry-like apricot blossoms.
No one knows exactly when the cherry-like apricot trees appeared in Dalat but since long, when the cold winter turns to spring weather, the elegant and noble cherry-like apricot blossoms start to bloom in full along winding streets, in the premises of the mansions or at tourism resorts and tourist attractions under the golden sunlight of the dreamy mountain city. They do not bloom year round like some other species of Dalat flowers, but they bloom only in spring with delicate, pure petals, and only flourish for around 1 month, so people cherish this flower species more. Especially when the blossoms bloom, the trees shed all leaves, letting the pink color petals covering the trees.
During the blooming season of the Cherry- like apricot trees, the streets are flooded with pink color, and we feel as if we were lost in a dreamlike place. The romantic dazzling beauty of this particular flower species has gone into poetry and music and creates a brand name “Land of Peach blossoms” for the city of Eternal Spring. Perhaps, fascinated by the beautiful cherry-like apricot blossoms, composer Hoang Nguyen has introduced several songs associated with peach color, for instance, the song “The Poem of cherry blossoms” or “Who goes to the land of peach blossoms”.
Currently, the cherry-like apricot trees grow almost everywhere in Dalat and the surrounding areas, in which a number of highlights have attracted spectators and photographers when the cherry-like apricot blossoms flourish in spring, for instance, Le Dai Hanh, Tran Hung Dao, Nguyen Du, Tuong Pho, Pho Duc Chinh streets, Lam Vien detour… additionally, within the villas campus, on the pine hills, mountain steeps, by the lakes, waterfalls the cherry-like apricot blossoms compete with each other and are in full bloom in the sunlight to”fascinate” tourists when spring comes. One could not fail to mention a location known as “Cherry-like apricot Valley” of Dalat Tuyen Lam Lake area. Here the romantic landscape adorned with the pink color of the cherry-like apricot blossoms makes this area a mysterious fairyland. This is also the main space where the “Tuyen Lam – Dalat cherry – like apricot blossoms festival” is first held in Dalat.
For Dalat to be more brilliant in spring, in recent years, the cherry-like apricot trees have been planted by the local government and people on city streets, in public areas… In Dalat there exists a Street name Mai Anh Dao (cherry-like apricot trees), this is the large street which leads to such famous tourist resorts of Dalat as: The Dreaming Resort, Valley of love, Dalat historic village, Dalat flower Forest Company.
By Duy Danh