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Dalat to host cherry blossom festival 2018
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Dalat to host cherry blossom festival 2018

A cherry blossom festival will take place at Tuyen Lam Lake in the hilly resort city of Dalat in Lam Dong Province from January 26 to 28 - PHOTO: VNA

A cherry blossom festival will be held at Tuyen Lam Lake in the hilly resort city of Dalat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong from January 26 to 28, the Vietnam News Agency reports, citing a source from the festival organizer.

Nguyen Xuan Thanh, director of the Tuyen Lam National Resort and head of the festival organizing committee, was cited as saying that the surrounding area of Tuyen Lam Lake is home to more than 35,000 cherry trees.

This year, cherry blossom trees are entering the blooming season lasting from early January to February, which falls on the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday; therefore, huge numbers of tourists from far and wide are preparing to flock to the city to admire the beauty of pink cherry blossoms in full bloom.

During the three-day festival, a variety of entertainment and cultural activities will take place around Tuyen Lam Lake, such as water music performances, a golf tournament, a music night of gongs and a photo exhibition by famous photographers.

The opening ceremony of the festival will be held at Tuyen Lam Lake at 8.30 a.m. on January 27.

Last year, the cherry blossom festival in Dalat City was suspended as flowers failed to bloom due to bad weather conditions.

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