Da Lat is widely known as The Kingdom of Flowers. This charming city is fortunate to own a valuable structural heritage, with many constructions designed after classic French and 20th-century European architecture. On your trip to Da Lat in December, you will have a chance to participate in the Da Lat Flower Festival- which only takes place biennially. There are not only colorful flowers with sweet fragrance spreading all over the whole city but also different fascinating activities that promise to bring you from one surprise to another.

Dalat flower festival
A brilliant and colorful corner of the city during Da Lat Flower Festival

Dalat inherits a temperate mountainous climate all year round. Therefore, you can come to this “little Paris” at any season of the year and enjoy its delightful flowers blooming in the wind. Nowadays, Da Lat has become one of the most famous tourist attractions with more than 200,000 inhabitants, also the political, economic and cultural center of Lam Dong as well as Central Vietnam.

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Da Lat Flower Festival

This special celebration usually takes place in late December until early January and lasts around five days. The biennial festival will be held in December when Da Lat has the best weather of the year.

  • Location: Da Lat City and some other localities in Lam Dong province of Vietnam
  • Date & Time: 7 pm, from Dec 20th to Dec 24th, 2019
  • Theme: “Da Lat Flower – Miraculous Crystallization from the Mother of Soil”
  • Purpose: to honor the value of flowers and floriculture, as well as the image of Da Lat–a dreamy, romantic and poetic city.

7 fascinating art shows at upcoming Da Lat Flower Festival 2019-2020

  1. The opening ceremony of Da Lat Flower Festival

  • Date & Time: 8 pm, December 20th, 2019
  • Location: Lam Vien Square – Da Lat city
  1. Da Lat Wine Night – “Loving the Cold Land” Art Program

  • Date & Time: 8 pm, December 22nd, 2019
  • Location: Lam Vien Square – Da Lat city
  1. Ao Dai- Silk Fashion Week

  • Date & Time: 7 pm, from December 22nd to December 24th, 2019
  • Location: Da Lat Palace Golf Course
  1. “Charming Vietnam” Fashion art program

  • Date & Time: 8pm, December 21st, 2019
  • Location: Lam Vien Square – Da Lat city
  1. Night Festival- “Da Lat – Miraculous Crystallization from the Mother of Soil”

  • Date & Time: 7 pm, December 22nd, 2019
  • Location: Lam Vien Square – Da Lat city
  1. “Silk – Tea Festival” Program

  • Date & Time: 8 pm, December 21st, 2019
  • Location: 28/3 Square – Bao Loc city
  1. “Huong Tra – Sac To” Exhibition

  • Date: From December 20th to December 24th, 2019
  • Location: Sports and Culture Center, Bao Loc city

Da Lat’s Beautiful Flowers and Best Time To Enjoy

Pistachio -Butterfly wing flower (Hoa Pang Xe)

This kind of flower has its other name as Pansy, which means the face of an angel. Pistachio has a variety of lovely colors. Each bloom looks like a fantastic butterfly hovering over branches. Pistachio also symbolizes love, faithful heart, curiosity, and charm

“Hoa Pang Xe” is often raised for decoration in houses or cafes because it is small and easy to grow. You can see this beautiful flower at any coffee shop in Da Lat. In another option, you can take your time to go to the flower gardens, watch the pangs that are planted mixed with other flowers or the fluttering blooms on the road.

Best time to enjoy Pistachio

“Hoa Pang Xe” in Da Lat are almost blooming in the whole year. However, you can find the most breath-taking flowers in dry and cold months. Sowing time is most appropriate in cool weather months of Autumn or warm weather like Spring.

Wild Sunflower (Hoa Da Quy)

“Da Quy” is a wildflower that you must certainly explore on your trip to Northern Vietnam. You had better take a route through the yellow-filled streets at around 9-10 am to have a full view of this flower’s beauty. At that time, the sun has just shined the first rays of the day and the dewdrops remain on the petals. There are a lot of flower streets such as Lien Khuong, Trai Mat, LangBiang,…

Best time to enjoy Wild Sunflower

Wild Sunflowers bloom from October to November each year, when the weather begins to get colder, and the yellow of Da Quy turns brilliant like heating the vast space here. In Da Lat, this flower is mostly grown wild on all roads and small lanes of the city.

Dandelion (Bo Cong Anh)

Dandelion belongs to species of wildflowers that grow quite a lot in Da Lat. As same as Wildflowers, Dandelions symbolizes love. Visitors coming to Da Lat just cannot resist the simple and fragile beauty of Dandelions.

On your trip to Vietnam, you can see this flower almost everywhere, especially on the hillsides and small flower gardens on the sidewalk in Da Lat.

Best time to enjoy Dandelion

“Bo Cong Anh” blooms most from March to October, initially blooming yellow, then turning into white flowers. Whenever the wind flies through the petals will leave the cotton “she” stretches herself to follow the wind.

Purple Phoenix (Phuong Tim)

“Phuong Tim”- A speciality of Da Lat’s Flowers

Purple violet was imported from France to Da Lat in the 1960s, so far this flower has been replicated and grown everywhere on roads, schools, resorts,… “Phuong Tim” grows mainly in a few places such as Xuan Huong Lake, Le Thi Hong Gam Street, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Love Valley, Truc Lam Zen Monastery and on the road to Tuyen Lam Lake.

Best time to enjoy Purple Phoenix

If you want to see and feel the attractive aqua purple of this flower, you should travel to Da Lat from March to mid-May.

Cherry (Mai Anh Dao)

Da Lat’s Cherry is called Sakura in Japanese and prefers cold climates. It can be said that Mai Anh Dao cherry blossom is the “specialty” of the Da Lat city in the spring. “Mai Anh Dao” is grown everywhere in Da Lat, but Cherry concentration shows up most on the dreamy roads of Hung Vuong, Pho Duc Chinh, Xo Viet Nghe Tinh or Truc Lam Monastery. The pink color of this flower has stirred amazement and passion for many travelers.

Best time to enjoy Cherry

Cherry blossoms on the occasion of the Lunar New Year. If you do not have a plan for the Lunar New Year holidays, you can take a trip to this land of thousands of flowers, enjoy the immense pink and purple color that signals the Spring.


mimosa da lat
An attractive bunch of Mimosa

Every winter, Da Lat puts on a stunning Mimosa’s light-yellow shirt. Mimosa blossoms into small bunches with small flowers like Dandelions, hidden in the green foliage that floated between the Central Highlands.

You can witness this marvelous flower by going through the mountain roads, outside the suburbs. Sometimes you will encounter Mimosa in the flower gardens or at the fences of the houses.

Best time to enjoy Mimosa

Mimosa often hatches in dry and cold weather, so the best time to entirely admire this flower is in mid-November. Mimosa blooms for such a long time, usually in Winter and when Spring comes.

Da Lat Rose

If roses are your favorite flowers, then you should go to popular flower villages in Dalat like Thai Phien flower village, Ha Dong flower village,… to inhale the sweet scent of roses. Above all, Van Thanh flower village is the best place to see roses. This is the oldest flower village and it grows a variety of colorful roses. You can also buy a bundle of Da Lat roses as a gift from Vietnam.

Best time to enjoy Da Lat Rose

Because roses can bloom in all four seasons, you can visit Dalat at any time you want to see this flower of love.

Lavender (Hoa Oai Huong)

When Lavender flowers bloom, you will see such a marvelous Da Lat, covered by the featured familiar purple color of “Hoa Oai Huong”, just like the Lavender fields in distant France.

Best time to enjoy Lavender

Lavender has flowers all year round; however, the best time to enjoy it is from June to July.

We hope this article addresses your wonders regarding about Da Lat Flower Festival, as well as provides you useful information about beautiful kinds of flowers in this charming city. Customize your Vietnam tour to discover more about this upcoming amazing occasion!

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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