Wild peach blossoms brighten misty mountains in northwestern Vietnam

By Quoc Tuan   January 13, 2017 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

A pink canopy of flowers has bloomed ahead of the New Year.

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

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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.

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

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Ethnic children play under the blossoms.

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

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A happy ethnic child smiles among the peach trees.

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

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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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