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.

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

Da Lat 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.

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 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

Some Attractive Moments at Da Lat Flower Festival 2019-2020

Da Lat Flowers Festival 2019

Da Lat Flowers Festival 2019


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Artists performing at Da Lat Flower Festival

Artists performing at Da Lat Flower Festival


Brilliant customs shining like beautiful blooming flowers

Brilliant customs shining like beautiful blooming flowers


An impressive part in the festival's parade

An impressive part in the festival’s parade


A glittering corner of the Valley of Love, Da Lat

A glittering corner of the Valley of Love, Da Lat


Mini scenes of flower on the Xuan Huong Lake

Mini scenes of flower on the Xuan Huong Lake


Stunning corner of hydrangeas at the Valley of Love

Stunning corner of Hydrangeas at the Valley of Love

Da Lat’s Beautiful Flowers and Best Time To Enjoy

1. 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.

The lovely Pansy

The lovely Pansy

“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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Purple Royal Poinciana (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 Royal Poinciana

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.

5. 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.

6. Mimosa

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.

7. Da Lat Rose

If roses are your favorite flowers, then you should go to popular flower villages in Da Lat 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 Da Lat at any time you want to see this flower of love.

8. 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.

9. Hydrangeas (Cam Tu Cau)

Hydrangeas are famous flowers of Da Lat, grown in many places in both cities and suburbs. Initially, hydrangeas fields in this city were just places where people cultivated trees. After being visited by many people, they became a tourist destination.

On your trip to Da Lat, you should not miss the hydrangea garden. It is Xuan Tho commune which is located in the eastern part of Da Lat City. This 2-hectare garden is a relatively new attraction in the city of thousands of flowers. From the city center, along Highway 20 towards Trai Mat, then passing Trai Mat station about 500 m, you will see a guide to the hydrangeas field on the left.

Best time to enjoy Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas come in seasons at different times, and you can discover the best of Da Lat hydrangeas from early May to late January.

10. Sunflowers (Hoa Huong Duong)

There are so many breath-taking kinds of flower blooming in this foggy city year-round throughout the season, and common sunflower one of them. This is a typical flower of Da Lat city, symbolizing faith and hope. Therefore, tourists on a trip to Central Vietnam cannot miss a chance to visit Duc Trong sunflowers field and admire brilliant sunflowers here. This field is located in Da Lat Milk dairy farm in Tu Tra commune, Don Duong, Lam Dong Province.

A beautiful and lovely sunflower towards the Sun light

A beautiful and lovely Sunflower towards the Sun light

Best time to enjoy Sunflowers

While in Da Lat, you can immerse yourself into sunflowers at anytime of the year. Also, just so you know, sunflowers often bloom in around March-April and November-December.

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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Lang Biang and the legendary love story in Da Lat

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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.


  1. Hi, is there tulip in Da Lat? if yes in which month can we get to see Tulip?
    I am confused as some trvl agents says there is tulip but some say no.

    1. Thank you for your comment.
      Yes, you can admire Tulip in Da Lat and the best time to see these colorful blooming flowers is from March to May.

  2. Dear Sir,
    I had planed my family trip to Dalat and Phan Rang from 23/12 to 27/12. Upon arriving at Da lat airport we will transfer to Phan Rang and return to Da lat on 25/12. With such arrangement on my schedule, are we able to see the Dalat Flower Festive 2019? Thank you.

    1. Dear Sir / Madam,

      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, Da Lat Flower Festival is going to take place from 20th to 24th Dec, 2019. Upon your arrival at Da Lat on 25th Dec, you might miss the festival. However, there are still a lot of other interesting activities and beautiful blooming flowers that you can enjoy while in Da Lat at that time.

      Bich Ngoc

  3. Hallo. Do you know the butterfly season in Da Lat. in other words, the best time of the year to see butterflies in Da Lat? Thank you.

    1. Dear Mr. Roderick,

      Thank you for your question. You can find the best Pistachio (butterfly wing flower) in Da Lat in cool weather months from October to February.

      Bich Ngoc

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