Da Lat neighbor offers free factory visits to tourists during flower festival 

Free factory visits that offer an insight into how tea and silk are produced in Vietnam’s Central Highlands will be available as part of the 2017 Da Lat Flower Festival.

Running from December 23 to 27, the event is Vietnam’s biggest flower festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

This year, the festival includes a cultural week featuring the craft of making tea and silk by Vietnamese highlanders that will be held in Da Lat's neighbor, Bao Loc City.

Tourists who are in Bao Loc during the flower festival can register with organizers to be taken on a complimentary trip to one of the major tea and silk factories in the city.

The experience will include witnessing the entire process of producing a finished product and learning about what makes Lam Dong silk and tea unique.

The year 2017 marks the seventh edition of the biennial flower festival, which is themed ‘Da Lat Flowers – The Crystallization of Earth’s Marvels.’

Fifteen main events and 14 complimentary programs will be organized over the five-day period, including a wine festival, flower displays, and a greens market.

The opening ceremony will be held at 8:00 pm on December 23 at Da Lat’s lakeside Lam Vien Square.