The First Nghe An’s Sunflowers Festival

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The First Nghe An’s Sunflowers Festival in December
The First Nghe An’s Sunflowers Festival in December

Vietnam is known as the country with a lot of attracted destinations and festival as well. But when talking about flower festival, people always think about Dalat with beautiful and colorful types of flowers. However, if you want to visit a sunflower field, Nghe An will the best choice for you. This is the first time sunflowers festival is held in Nghe An, so the province will attract a lot of tourists visiting at the end of the year. Sunflower festival will be held from 25/12/2016 to 01/05/2017 with interesting activities such as beauty contests and folk games and may be fireworks.

Sunflowers
Sunflowers

In fact, sunflower field is planted hundreds of hectares to provide nutritional supplements for thousands of dairy cows of shareholding TH Milk Company since 2010. However on the occasion of December every year, sunflower fields teemed with yellow blooming brilliantly which created a charismatic beauty and attracted thousands of visitors to enjoy the years. The place has attracted a lot of tourists to take a picture which is the cause of mayhem, lack of culture, and traffic congestion on the route Ho Chi Minh Nghia Dan district running through the sunflowers blooming season. Therefore, local authorities decided to hold the sunflower festival to create a beautiful symbol for the province where you can enjoy amazing experiences.

Sunflowers
Sunflowers

In order to prepare for the awesome festival, TH Milk Company and local people planted doubled area compared to 2015. Currently, there are some areas that have to bounce bud period, expected that first half December will be blooming. Besides sunflowers, the district also mobilizes people to prepare the agricultural produce in the region to serve tourists as guava, orange, banana and so on.

Notices in the sunflower festival

Due to the festival, sunflower is planted later than usual 20 days, so the flower will bloom lately and the most beautiful flowers bloom time about 20th  December . Furthermore, blooming time will month-long. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the beauty of sunflower, you should book a tour or travel to Nghe An in New Year Holiday 2017.  If you visit Nghe An from Hanoi, you should spend 5-6 hours to transfer because Hanoi located far 250km from Nghe An. Therefore, you should book a night bus to save time.

Sunflowers
Sunflowers

You can catch a bus from Hanoi stations as Giap Bat, Nuoc Ngam and My Dinh with bed-chair from 200.000 VND/way. Then, you can rent a motorbike driver or guest bus to continue transfer to Nghia Son where you can join sunflower festival from Nghia Dan. Moreover, weather of Nghe An in December is quite colder than Hanoi, so you should prepare clothes carefully before traveling. Last but not least, you should not pick flowers, break twigs as well as do not litter when participating in the festival.