Full bloom Purple flamboyant in March brings a romantic beauty, but a pretty sadness to the city of thousands of flowers.
Purple flamboyant trees on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, leading to the center of Dalat market, a 5-minute walk from Xuan Huong lake. Purple flamboyant usually bloom in March, April every year, contribute to the gentle beauty of Dalat.
Purple flamboyant blooming in the roundabout area leading to Dalat Market. In addition to Dalat market, Xuan Huong lake, other famous tourist destinations that having purple flamboyant are Truc Lam Zen Monastery and Valley of Love.
Flowers bloom along the banks of Xuan Huong Lake. This lake is considered as a symbol of Da Lat, located in the city center. Surrounding the lake are pine forests, lawns, and many flower gardens.
A tourist takes photos of purple flamboyant along Xuan Huong Lake. “The purple flamboyant flower season brightens up the space of Dalat, attracts many visitors and photographers to compose, but the purple color of the flower carries a sad feeling”, photographer Tran Quang Anh (Da Lat), the author of the photo series, shared.
A corner of Nguyen Van Cu Street is adorned with the colors of flowers and sunshine in March. The purple flamboyant is originated from South America. The first trees were planted in Da Lat by the engineer Luong Van Sau. He was one of the first Vietnamese agricultural engineers to receive formal training in flowers, graduated from Versailles Agricultural School in France.
Purple flamboyant is tubular when blooming, 4-5cm long and grows in clusters. In 1962, Mr. Sau brought purple flamboyant seeds from France to Da Lat, planted and extracted this species. After that, the tree was successfully propagated by other scientists and planted on the streets of Da Lat.
The flamboyant streets become the “specialty” of Da Lat, such as Yersin Street (photo), Hoang Van Thu, Nguyen Van Cu, Tran Quoc Toan, Tran Phu, Hai Ba Trung or Nguyen Thi Minh Khai.
Some schools in Dalat also grow this flower. This photo was taken in Thang Long High School, Tran Phu street.
Photo: Tran Quang Anh https://vnexpress.net/du-lich/da-lat-mua-phuong-tim-4069035.html