Da Lat Flower Festival, a
biennial event in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, kicked off on
December 23 with a colourful floral parade.
The opening night at Lam Vien
square, which attracted 15,000 visitors and local residents, also featured
performances on the beauty of the land and people in Da Lat, as well as the
city’s signature products of flowers, silk and tea.
Addressing the event, National
Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated remarkable socio-economic
achievements gained by Da Lat city authorities and its people over the past
years, particularly the positive development of agriculture and floriculture
The top legislator spoke highly
of the city’s success in international integration as well as its proud results
concerning the safeguarding of the natural landscape, architectural constructions,
and cultural values.
She described Da Lat Flower
Festival as a cultural highlight of the city which has made positive impacts on
boosting floriculture sector of the city.
Chairman of the Lam Dong
provincial People’s Committee Doan Van Viet said that over its six editions,
the Flower Festival has been established served as a unique cultural venue and
an attractive tourist destination for visitors while contributing to advertising
the brand of Da Lat flowers and its agricultural products to the world.
A floral space around Xuan Huong
lake, a fair showcasing flowers, vegetables and agricultural products of Da
Lat, and a photo and painting exhibition also kicked off yesterday under the
framework of the festival.
Under the theme ‘Da Lat Flower –
Essence of a Good Land’, this year’s festival features 16 major events and over
30 supporting events in Da Lat city, Bao Loc city and other places in Lam Dong