Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

The white flowers of the bauhinia variegata trees are attracting a lot of people to Da Lat in January.

The town’s Quang Trung Street is lined by the trees that have shed all their leaves, leaving just the flowers on its branches. Cameras and smartphones are out in force at this time.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

The flowers and fruits foreground a corner of the Lam Dong Post Office on Tran Phu Street.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

Here, the white blooms are seen against the green canopy of pine trees.

This year, the flowers of the white orchid tree have joined Da Lat’s famed cherry blossoms.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

Sunny blue skies interspersed with white clouds are a great backdrop to the mostly bare branches of a white orchid tree in bloom.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

Locals say that these trees were planted in Da Lat in 2007 and many have now reached 10-12 m in height.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

The flower has five petals with small stamens and usually grows near the tips of the branches. Their nectar attracts many insects.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

The flowering branches frame the steeple of the Con Ga Church, an old French architectural vestige on Tran Phu Street.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

A couple poses with a white orchid tree on Tran Phu Street. The flowers usually bloom from early spring to summer.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

A telecom tower at the Lam Dong Post Office seen through the jutting and blooming branches of a white orchid tree.

Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers - VnExpress International

Residents of the southern part of the country that cannot get to the northwest to see the flowers in bloom can visit Da Lat to enjoy their beauty.

Photos by Phan Nhat Dang Thu

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