With the chilly autumn weather being felt throughout the north of the country, thousands of wild sunflowers with their vibrant yellow colour can be seen throughout the mountainous slopes of Ba Vi national park.
Guests visiting Ba Vi national park in early November can spot wild sunflowers in full bloom. As visitors pass through the entrance gate and head towards the pine forest, tourists will be able to glimpse wild sunflowers planted in bushes along the road.
A hill of wild sunflowers covers an area of over 10 hectares and is located close to the main tourist site. Visitors are able to follow the path which is three km long in order to savour the scenic views of the forest during the flowering season.
Back in the 1930s, the French brought the sunflower to grow in Ba Vi. For several subsequent years, sunflowers were considered wildflowers and cut down when clearing forests. This has changed in recent years, with Ba Vi national park now planting more wild sunflowers to attract a greater number of tourists.
Wild sunflowers can be seen in full bloom under the canopy of pine trees.
The path that leads towards ruins that date back to the French colonial period.
Wild sunflowers had previously only been popular in Gia Lai and Da Lat. With the beautiful flowers entering their blooming period, Ba Vi national park now welcomes more visitors, especially during the weekend.
A gardener says that picking up withered leaves will allow trees to look greener, adding that despite the flower season only lasting for one month, he has to meticulously take care of the trees all year round.