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Da Lat Flower Festival 2017 – A fascinating festival in Vietnam

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People celebrate the beauty of flowers all over the word regardless races or nations. Thousands of flowers of all kind gather in one place with music and people dancing are the most wonderful things to please your eyes and soul.

In Vietnam, Da Lat is the paradise of the flower where the weather allows colorful flowers to bloom year round. Da Lat festival always draws the attention of tourists in and outside the country. Of all festival tours in Vietnam and Da Lat, flower festival is the most famous one.

Dalat City

Da Lat City (Source: Internet)

Started in 2005, the festival achieved a great success and impressed local people as well as international friends. Since then, the flower festival is organized once in every two years in December when Da Lat is at her finest. This year, the festival will last from December 23 until December 27, 2017, with the main theme: Da Lat Flowers – A miracle from the good earth.

This is the time when local people celebrate and embrace the beauty of nature and an excellent opportunity for foreign visitors to see one of the most gorgeous festivals in Vietnam.

Schedule

Here is detail schedule for activities in 2017 festival for those who might be interested:

Time: 5 days, from 23rd Dec to 27th Dec 2017

Location: Da Lat City, Bao Loc City and some area within Lam Dong Province.

Theme: Da Lat Flower – Miracle from the good earth.

Wild sunflower in Dalat

Wild Sunflower – you can find along the road around Da Lat (Source: Internet)

Main activities 

Name

Time and venue

Opening ceremony

20:00, Dec 23

Lam Vien square

Da Lat wine gala – Love for the Cold Land

20:00, Dec 24

Lam Vien square

Ao Dai Silk Fashion Week

December 23 to 25, 2017

Gala show: 20:00 Dec 24, Da Lat Palace Golf Course

Fashion and Art show:

Charming Vietnam

20:00 Dec 25

Lam Vien Square

Gala night: Da Lat – Miracle from the good Earth

19:00 Dec 26

Lam Vien Square

Closing ceremony

(concert performance to close the festival)

19:00 Dec 27

Lam Vien Square

Flower display

Dec 23 to 27

Around the city and tourist spot

International flower and bonsais exhibition

December 23, 2017 till January 2, 2018

Da Lat Flower Park

Trade fair and tourism exhibition

December 23, 2017 till January 2, 2018

Culture & Sports Center of Duc Trong district

Da Lat Vegetables and Flowers Fair;

Da Lat hi-tech agriculture exhibition.

December 23, 2017 till January 2, 2018

Da Lat Urban cultural Park (Golf Valley)

Da Lat, Lam Dong Tea- Coffee – Wine and Specialties street

December 23, 2017 till January 2, 2018

Ho Tung Mau Street, Da Lat City

Seminar on Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion in Lam Dong province

8:00 till 12:00, December 26

Provincial Party Hall

Silk and Tea Gala night

20:00, December 24

28/3 Square, Bao Loc City.

“Tea fragrance – Silk Beauty” Exhibition

December 23 to 27, 2017

Bao Loc Culture & Sports Center

Where to stay to attend the Da Lat flower festival

Most of exhibition and art performance will take place in Da Lat City, so hotels near the city center are your best bet.

You have a diverse accommodation option in Da Lat from budget hostel to high-end hotels. You can find one on booking.com or agoda.com that fit your budget.

Homestay is our recommendation!. Homestays in Da Lat have strange yet creative and eye-catching look. The room rate is quite affordable.

Homestays in Dalat

Homestay in Da Lat (Source: Internet)

Transportation to Da Lat

Airway: two airlines that provide the direct flight to Lien Khuong airport (30 km away from city center) is Vietnam airlines and Vietjet air.

Bus: below are the largest and most popular service providers with their contact

From Ho Chi Minh City: Thanh Buoi (0838.308.090 – 0633.540.540) and Phuong Trang (063.3585858). Cost: 220,000 VND/person

From Hanoi: Tai Thang (0903.571.901 – 0633.815.521). Cost: 7000,000 VND/person

Tips for Flower festival tours

Here are some tips from centralhighlandvietnam for your upcoming flower festival tours:

  • Book flight and hotel at least 2 months in advance: with many tourists
  • Travel to Vietnam around this time, either hotels or flights will be at its full capacity so make sure you have all your booking done earlier.
  • Bring a light jacket: Da Lat weather in December are filled with sunshine. There is no rain, but at night it gets colder. Take a light jacket with you not to miss any activities after the sun goes down.
  • During the time of Da Lat festival, it will get very crowded so take care of your belongings. You’d better bring a crossbody bag and wear it on your front.
  • Leave your passport and other important documents in a safe box at your hotel.

 

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