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Quảng Ninh to open flower festival

Update: March, 08/2019 - 15:46
Trúc Lâm Yên Tử Culture Centre in Uông Bí City in Quảng Ninh Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Trung Nguyên
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NINH — The 2019 cherry blossom – Yên Tử yellow ochna flower festival will open at the Yên Tử Trúc Lâm culture centre in Quảng Ninh Province’s Uông Bí City on Saturday.

The annual festival will showcase about 100 cherry blossom trees and 5,000 cherry blossom branches from Japan as well as 200 Yên Tử yellow ochna flower trees. The trees will be displayed at the foot of Yên Tử Mountain in Thượng Yên Công Ward.

The festival will have a wide range of Vietnamese and Japanese cultural activities and art performances. It will also introduce specialty products of the northern province and Japan. The festival ends on March 17.

Yên Tử yellow ochna trees normally bloom in lunar February, one month after the yellow ochna trees in the south. Yên Tử Mountain, which is located between Quảng Ninh and Bắc Giang provinces, has breathtaking scenery and many ancient pagodas. — VNS

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