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It's all yellow at Vietnamese herb flower gardens

By Huong Chi   January 9, 2017 | 05:38 pm GMT+7

Chrysanthemums in full bloom in Hung Yen, 30 kilometers from Hanoi, are attracting many visitors this spring.

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These days, chrysanthemum gardens in Van Lam District, Hung Yen Province are in full bloom.

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The yellow daisy-like flowers are loved for their bright color and in herbal tea or traditional medicine. Legend has it that they used to be a symbol of royal families so the flowers are also known as "King Daisy” in Vietnam.

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In Van Lam District, they are mostly planted for medicinal purposes.

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The gardens look like they are covered by a giant golden carpet.

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Local farmers say it takes about six months from planting to harvesting. As these flowers are collected for use as a herb, they are nurtured carefully.

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The gardens have become more bustling with locals busy collecting flowers and visitors taking pictures.

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No admission fee, but visitors are advised to be careful not to step on the flower beds.

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The gardens are 30 kilometers from downtown Hanoi so visitors can ride here on a scooter or catch a Route 40 bus and get off at the last stop.

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The best time for a picture is in the early morning.

Photos courtesy of Duong Trieu

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