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2017 Ha Long Cherry Blossom and Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Flower Festival to open in March

February 16, 2017 | 11:09

Themed “Co-operation and Development,” Ha Long Cherry Blossom and Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Flowers Festival will take place at the October 30th Square, in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh, from March 17th to 21st.

(VNF) - Themed “Co-operation and Development,” Ha Long Cherry Blossom and Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Flowers Festival will take place at the October 30th Square, in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh, from March 17th to 21st.

2017 Ha Long Cherry Blossom and Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Flower Festival to open in March

The previous festival attracted hundred thousands of locals and tourists. (Source: Internet)

The festival aimed to strengthen cultural relations between Quang Ninh and Japan, which has brought in many businesses and encouraged co-operation between local people and tourists in Vietnam and Japan.

Together with Japan cherry blossom trees, this year’s festival showcased the special beauty of Yen Tu yellow apricot flowers. This precious and beautiful apricot trees blossoms on Yen Tu moutain at the height of 1,000 metres above sea level. The flower symbolise patience and the will to overcome all difficulties.

Although it is similar to the southern yellow apricot blossom, the northern variety can be distinguished by several different properties due to the unique sub-tropical climate of the area. The main differences include the lime yellow colour of the flower and a quintuple petal (instead of a sextuple petal).

2017 Ha Long Cherry Blossom and Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Flower Festival to open in March

The golden apricot is a valuable, rare flower on Yen Tu Mountain in Uong Bi City. (Photo: infonet.vn)

The event includes serveral interesting programs namely an opening ceremony for the festival, a display of cherry blossom trees and Yen Tu yellow apricot trees, an exhibition of tourism, trade and cuisine products, a workshop on trade and tourism promotion co-operation between Vietnam and Japan, cuisine and art shows performed by artists coming from Japan and Quang Ninh.

It is part of the 2017 Ha Long Tourism Week./.

Translated by Minh Phuong