YEN BAI – To Mu Cang Chai in the early days of the Year of the Rabbit, visitors will see the pink hillsides of forest peach flowers (thick flowers).
Wild peach flowers in the Hmong language are called “Pang me thick” (thick me). According to Mr. Vang A Thao, a guide at Mu Cang Chai , flowers usually bloom at the end of December of the solar calendar. This year, due to changes in weather, flowers bloom nearly a month later than usual.
The thick flowers in Mu Cang Chai are most brilliant in La Pan Tan commune, Trong Tong village (pictured), Trong Pao Sang village. In addition, some other places also concentrate many trees such as Thao Chua Chai village, Che Cu Nha commune, Mi Hang village, Mo De commune and Lao Chai commune.
Mr. Thao said that the thick vine blooms according to the distribution height. The trees in the higher areas bloom first, the trees in the lower areas bloom later, so La Pan Tan commune is the area where the flowers bloom the earliest.
Because it only blooms when the weather is harsh, the thick lotus flower is considered one of the winter symbols of Mu Cang Chai.
Flowers also signal the New Year of the Mong people because they bloom on the right occasion when the Mong people celebrate the national New Year (about a month before the Lunar New Year of the lowland people).
The most beautiful time of flowers is about 10 days from budding. If later, the flowers will wilt on the branches, the tree begins to produce buds and leaves. Flowers bloom thickly with flowers of different colors.
The first time she went to Mu Cang Chai to see flowers on January 30 and 31, Ms. Tran Minh Phuong (60 years old, Hanoi) said that she had gone to see cherry blossoms in Da Lat, beautiful and poetic but the flowers in Mu Cang Chai were different. separate. “The same family of peach blossoms, but the flowers in Mu Cang Chai are more rustic and beautiful,” Phuong said.
Mr. Ngo Duc (Hanoi), who spent 2 days in Mu Cang Chai taking pictures, was most impressed with the scenery in La Pan Tan. “Almost the surrounding forests have flowers. There is also a yellow rape flower garden that brightens up the scene,” he said.
According to Mr. Vang A Thao, this year’s thick flower season, not many people come to Mu Cang Chai. “It is possible that this year’s flower season blooms early, near the end of January, coincides with Tet, so it is difficult to arrange the schedule,” said Mr. Thao.
Bright and thick flowers at a resort in Mu Cang Chai.
Photo: Tran Minh Phuong – Tran Tien Dung
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