Dalat flower villages doing tourism
Dec 04th 2013.
Along with the preparation of the material factilities, in their capacity as tourism workers, the farmers from the flower villages in Dalat city at the end of December prepare necessary work to welcome tourists to visit the flower villages. The problem is posed: The residents in the flower villagers are farmers who make products for visitors to contemplate, but at the same time they do tourism business! And, how to harmonize two roles in the same people as residents of Dalat flower villages is an essential issue.
Van Thanh Flower Village Dalat
To welcome the Tourism & Culture Week by end of December 2013, Van Thanh villagers have already completed the 120 meters “Road of roses” project, the road consists of many parterres joined together and covered with special roses of various types and colors… Moreover, Van Thanh farmers also prepare many flower products(fresh flowers, dried flowers, color-changing flowers, flower paintings. to serve tourists to the flower village. The goal set for Van Thanh village on this occasion is: “This sightseeing tour program aims to introduce, promote and confirm the strengths of the production of flowers at the flower village: introduce the characteristics of Van Thanh village through cultivation techniques, applying technology in planting, tending, harvesting and consumption methods to promote floriculture and roses by the farmers in Van Thanh village, a good condition for expanding and building the brand nameof Van Thanh roses to domestc friends and international tourists.”
Thai Phien Flower Village Dalat
Thai Phien flower village is famous for its chrysanthemums, since September, the farmers sowed chrysanthemum seeds on 30 ha of land to duly serve tourists during the Tourism& Culture week 2013. With their special chrysanthemums, Thai Phien farmers in December will release some high-class flower species such as Lilies, Lisianthus, Carnations… to diversify the”flower fund” of the flower village. Especialy with Thai Phien communal house relic(recognizod as provincial historic and cultural relic, the proect funded by the city and the people, will be restored renovated to become a destination for tourists during this festival. Mr. Ho Ngoc Dinh, chairman of the Farmers’ Association of Ward 12(Thai Phien village) said: “Together with welcoming and allocating tourists on their visit to the flower village during the Tourism& Culture Week 2013, the farmers of Thai Phien flower village are”responsible” for displaying a flower stand with special flowers of Thai Phien and taking part in an exhibition on high tech agricultural achievements with 400 pots of high-class chrysanthemums.”
Ha Dong Flower Village Dalat
Another Ha Dong flower village, ward 8, Da Lat is also ready for the Tourism& Culture Week 2013. Mr. Vo Dinh Di, Chairman of Ward 8 Farmers’ Association, said: “Besides participating in an exhibition stand and a showroom of special flowers grown in Ha Dong village, such as lilies, Lisianthus, Cristal Chrysanthemums Diamond Chrysanthemums.. Ha Dong farmers start restoring. upgrading, renovating the village’s cultural house to welcome tourists who want to visit and study the traditions of the flower village.” Especially, Ha Dong village has chosen 6 typical farming households to act as destinations for tourists to visit on the occasion of the upcoming festival at the end of this year. These include: a household specializing in growing orchids, one household growing chrysanthemums, one household growing strawberries applying high technology, one household growing various species of flowers and 2 households producing flower breeds.
Unlike previous years, on the occasion of the 5th Da Lat Flower Festival “one-in-three” event together with the Celebration of 120 years of Da Lat Founding& Development, the Announcement of the Central Highlands-Da Lat National Tourism Year), farmers of Da Lat flower villages join the festival, not only as farmers but also as tourism business people. And hopefully, this will be an important milestone for Da Lat flower growers in general and farmers of traditional flower villages in particular in their new social position!
By Khac Dung