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Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village

Malie Nguyen Malie Nguyen

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March 12, 2021 | 16:44

Phin Ho, one of the two highest villages in Y Ty commune, Bat Xat district dons a romantic garb with hundreds of blooming peach trees.

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Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village

Blooming peach blossoms adorns the already stunning beauty of Phin Ho village.

Phin Ho, located at an altitude of more than 2,000 m, is the second-highest village (after Trung Chai) in the Y Ty commune, Bat Xat district, about 80 km west of Sa Pa town.

Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village
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Spring in Phin Ho can easily spellbind anyone stepping on here.

Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village
Photo: Vnexpress

Phin Ho village has 78 households with more than 400 people. A highlight in the village is that each family grows peach blossoms around the “Trình tường” house for selling. Even several families grow flowers on the entire hills.

Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village
Photo: Vnexpress

Peach blossoms show off their beauty at the foot of Lao Than mountain which is located at an altitude of 2,860 m and considered a paradise for cloud hunting. The head of village Vang A Ho (26 years old, H'Mong ethnic person) said that citizens had settled in Phin Ho before the 1990s and planted many ancient peach trees. Most peach trees are over 30 years old.

Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village
Photo: Vnexpress

A Ho said that the climate on Phin Ho is foggy and cold all year round. Therefore, peach trunks are covered by a lot of mosses and lichens. Each beautiful peach branch is priced at 1-3 million VND (US$ 43-US$ 130).

Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village
Photo: Vnexpress

Vang A Lenh is carrying firewood amidst the magnificent background of peach blossoms. He said that residents here often grow potatoes, wet rice and cardamom.

Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village
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Ly Thi Sua, 5 years old, an H'Mong ethnic girl is climbing on a peach tree in front of her house after feeding her pigs. Phin Ho is equipped with electricity and water; however, the lives of people here are still difficult.

Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village
Photo: Vnexpress

Spring color at Phin Ho village.

Blooming peach blossoms embellish beauty of Phin Ho village
Photo: Vnexpress

The peach blossom season often lasts for two weeks. Peach fruits are then harvested and sold in the summer. Apart from admiring peach blossoms, visitors to Phin Ho can buy local specialties as gifts for friends and relatives.

According to A Ho, tourism in Phin Ho has not developed. The place is only visited by photography enthusiasts, backpackers, and peach blossoms purchasers.

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