Cherry blossom festival in Da Lat cancelled
The Central Highland resort city of Da Lat has cancelled its first cherry blossom festival, initially scheduled from February 11th-13th.
Cherry blossoms in Da Lat. (Source: VNA)
Head of the organising board Nguyen Xuan Thanh announced the information at a press conference in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong on February 6th, noting that prolonged rain and unpredictable cold weather have prevented the flowers from blooming.
Despite the festival’s cancellation, other entertainment activities will still be held to serve visitors, he added.
The cherry trees in Da Lat, called Mai Anh Dao in Vietnamese, are of the Prunus Cerasoides variety. The flowers, a floral symbol of Da Lat, usually bloom at around this time of the year in many streets of Da Lat city such as Tran Hung Dao, Le Dai Hanh, Ho Tung Mau and besides Tuyen Lam lake tourist site./.