Come December, it's blooming flower season in Ha Giang

By Huynh Phuong   December 8, 2020 | 04:06 pm GMT+7
Ha Giang Province at this time of year shimmers with yellow cabbage, peach blossoms, and buckwheat flowers, as charmingly depicted in photos by lensman Nguyen Duc Phuoc.
Hanoi-based Nguyen Duc Phuoc captures the photo of Hmong girls walking on a field of buckwheat flowers blooming in pink on a hillside of over 5,000 hectares during his trip to the mountainous province of Ha Giang last month.Year-end is the time when ethnic people in the northern highlands of Vietnam, such as Ha Giang Province, roll up their sleeves to harvest buckwheat, a type of grain they use to make cakes and wine. But for locals there, mostly ethnic minority people, the plant is purely a source of food.

The Hanoi-based photographer captured these three H'mong girls walking in a field of blooming pink buckwheat flowers on a hillside in Lung Tao Commune, Dong Van District during his recent trip to Ha Giang in northern Vietnam.
Year-end is the time when ethnic communities in the northern highlands harvest buckwheat, a type of grain commonly used to make cakes and wine.

A HMong girl stands in the middle of buckwheat flowers. In addition to Lung Tao, visitors can admire the beauty of fields of buckwheat in communes of Lung Cu, Ma Le and Sung La in Dong Van District, Ma Pi Leng in Meo Vac District and Thach Son Than, Quyet Tien in Quan Ba Ditsrict.

A H'mong girl poses amid buckwheat flowers.
In addition to Lung Tao, visitors can admire the beauty of buckwheat fields in other communes of Dong Van District like Lung Cu, Ma Le and Sung La, at the foot of Ma Pi Leng Pass in Meo Vac District, along with Thach Son Than and Quyet Tien in Quan Ba District.

A group of kids run in the middle of cabbage flower fields.

Local kids cut through a cabbage flower field.

Yellow cabbage flowers bloom vibrantly in front of the house of Pao, the setting of the famous 2006 movie The story of Pao, in Lung Cam cultural village in Sung La Valle connecting Yen Minh District with Dong Van rock plateau.

Yellow cabbage flowers bloom vibrantly in front of "Pao’s home", the setting for the famous 2006 movie "The Story of Pao" in Lung Cam cultural village, Sung La Valley, which connects Yen Minh District with Dong Van Rock Plateau.

Lao Xa Village in Sung La commune, a beautiful small village filled with fresh peach blossoms in the spring that few tourists know. Previously the village is home to a lot of peach blossoms.

Little-known Lao Xa Village in Sung La Valley is carpeted with fresh plum and peach blossoms.

Children in Lao Xa shy away when the photographers lens face them.

Curious children in Lao Xa Village of Dong Van District attempt to hide from the photographer's lens.

Spring is the most ideal time of the year to visit Meo Vac as peach and plum trees are in full bloom.

Spring is an ideal time of the year to visit Meo Vac District as peach and plum trees here enter full bloom.

Children play in front of a traditional ‘trinh tuong’ houses with yin-yang tiled roofs. Created by the Tay and Nung ethnic people, these houses are built using a mixture of clay and mud. However, nowadays, these houses are not as much as it used to be. Gradually, the yin and yang tiled roofs is replaced with fibro-cement.

Children play in front of a traditional ‘trinh tuong’ house, typically built by ethnic Tay and Nung communities using a mixture of clay and mud, covered by increasingly rare yin-and-yang tiled roofs.

 
 
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