Wild sunflowers dye Central Highlands golden

By Hoang Phong   November 14, 2019 | 08:05 am GMT+7

With the blossoming of wild sunflowers in November Chu Dang Ya Commune in the Central Highlands is now covered in a carpet of yellow.

The Central Highlands town of Da Lat is not the only part of Vietnam that hides a flowery spectacle. Visitors can now admire blooming wild sunflowers in Chu Dang Ya Commune, 30 kilometers from Pleiku Town, the capital of Gia Lai Province, where traces of a century-old extinct volcano can still be found today.Chu Dang Ya means wild ginger in the language of the Jrai ethnic community. The funnel-shaped crater and volcanic ash mixed with red basalt soil are still evident today.

The nearby town of Da Lat is not the only place in Vietnam for flowers; visitors can now admire wild sunflowers in Chu Dang Ya Commune, 30 kilometers from Pleiku Town, the capital of Gia Lai Province and home to a century-old extinct volcano.

Chu Dang Ya means wild ginger in the language of the J'rai ethnic people. The funnel-shaped crater and volcanic ash mixed with red basalt soil are evident.

The commune is entering the best season of the year when the wild flowers blooming in yellow colors on the hillsides, mountains and surrounding paths.

The commune has entered its best time of the year with the wild golden flowers blooming on hillsides, mountains and surrounding areas. 

Two Jrai girls follow their mother to the mipa early in the morning. When coming here, visitors can easily get acquainted with people in the village of Ia Gri, an ancient village of Jrai ethnic minority group at the foot of the mountain.

Two J'rai girls accompany their mother to the milpa early one morning. Visitors can easily get acquainted with people in the village of Ia Gri, an old J'rai village at the foot of the extinct volcano’s peak.

At this time of the year, wildflowers are blooming throughout the Central Highlands. In Chu Dang Ya, the blossoms come into season at the same time but last longer.This flower in Chu Dang Ya has a vivid color and fades later than in many places because it grows on fertile red soil of volcanoes.

At this time of the year wild sunflowers bloom throughout the Central Highlands. In Chu Dang Ya, they have a vivid color and blossom longer than in other places because of the fertile volcanic soil.

The temperature in Chu Dang Ya is always higher than 1-2 degrees compared to other places in Gia Lai because the volcanic basalt soil has experienced a long time of drought. But trees and other vegetables still grow well.

The temperatures in Chu Dang Ya are 1-2 degrees higher than in other places in Gia Lai because the volcanic basalt soil has experienced many days of drought. But trees and other vegetables continue to grow and are ever-green, even without watering. 

The flower season usually lasts until the end of December every year. A girl wearing traditional costume of ethnic minority group in the Central Highlands and carrying a basket poses for a photo with the background of yellow wild flowers.

The extinct Chu Dang Ya volcano has been dubbed "the Heaven of Wild Sunflowers." The flowering season usually lasts until the end of December.

Motorbikes are a popular means of transportation from Pleiku Town to the volcano. You will travel a long distance of about 20 km to reach the foot of the mountain.Chu Dang Ya volcano has been selected among the top ten most attractive destinations in Gia Lai province in 2017 by the Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings).

Chu Dang Ya has become a new flowery photography set for visitors.

Motorbikes are a popular means of transport from Pleiku Town to the volcano. It is around 20 km to the foot of the peak.

Dawn on the Chu Dang Ya volcano.

Dawn on the Chu Dang Ya volcano. 

Photos by Chu The Dung

 
 
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