Wild peach blossoms brighten misty mountains in northwestern Vietnam

By Quoc Tuan   January 12, 2017 | 11:36 pm PT
A pink canopy of flowers has bloomed ahead of the New Year.

Despite the foggy weather, visitors to the mountainous region can still enjoy the beauty of wild peach trees growing along the roads.


Wild peach trees usually bloom in spring, coinciding with Vietnam’s Tet holiday. The best time to see peach blossoms is in December and January.


Wild peach blossoms are a lighter pink than those grown in Hanoi’s Nhat Tan Village.


Ethnic children play under the blossoms.


Wild peach blossoms are part of the spectacular mountainous scenery and ethnic life in the northern highlands.


A happy ethnic child smiles among the peach trees.


The stunning blossoms draw many visitors to Vietnam’s poorest area and add to the local economy.


People from lowland regions have been turning to wild peach branches over the last few years to decorate their homes during Tet, posing a major threat to ancient peach trees in the northern forests.

Photos by Quoc Tuan

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