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Da Lat brought to life in watercolor

By Ha Thu, Nguyen Thanh Sang   April 21, 2022 | 10:53 pm PT
An artist from Da Lat depicts the beauty of his hometown, famous for its misty landscapes and green pine forests, through watercolor paintings.
Da Lat brought to life in watercolor

A painting of sun rays breaking through green pine trees in Da Lat.

Graduating from Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts in 2017, Nguyen Thanh Sang, 29, has a strong passion for watercolor painting and has spent much time depicting the green and poetic beauty of Da Lat.

Da Lat brought to life in watercolor

Langbiang mountain peak is shrouded in mist.

Located around 12 kilometers to the north of downtown Da Lat, Langbiang Plateau was popularized by French biologist Alexandre Yersin in 1893. Lying 1,400 meters above sea level, the plateau is surrounded by high mountains, green pine forests and fresh air, making it an ideal habitat for rare birds.

He always wakes up at 3 a.m., rides a motorbike to the foot of the mountain and then walks to the top by nearly 5 a.m.

Up to now, he has painted about 100 works about people and nature in this highland town.

Da Lat brought to life in watercolor

A golf course at Cu Hill near Xuan Huong Lake, downtown Da Lat.

Da Lat brought to life in watercolor

From Cu Hill, he zooms in to draw houses and trees in the mist with a view of the French-built College of Education.

Da Lat brought to life in watercolor

A painting shows an close-up view of the college, built from 1926 to 1935 by French architect Paul Moncet.

Da Lat brought to life in watercolor

Da Lat Train Station with a touch of French architecture.

The station was built by French architects in 1932. When it opened in 1938, the station was part of the Thap Cham – Da Lat railway line, running from the former coastal Champa Kingdom in Ninh Thuan to Da Lat.

Da Lat brought to life in watercolor

Sang also captures the beauty of hydrangea flowers, a symbol of Da Lat.

 
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