Biggest date palm garden in the Vietnam’s southwestern region

A colorful date palm garden has recently become a new hotspot on the tourist map of Sa Dec City in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, around 165 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City.

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The date garden, located next to the Sa Nhien – Cai Dao flower street in Sa Dec's Tan Quy Dong Ward, has been a bustling place recently. The garden welcomes about 300 to 400 visitors on week days and up to 1,000 visitors on the weekends.

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The garden’s owner said he has grown date palm trees for more than ten years. He opens it to tourists for the first time this year.

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Every day, the garden welcomes some hundreds to a thousand tourists. About 1 km from Sa Dec City’s flower village, visitors can easily spot the date palm trees with their large and distinctive clusters of yellow fruits from afar.

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There are about 100 date palm trees, the biggest garden in the southwestern region.

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Tourists to Sa Dec city always spend time to visit the garden to take photos.

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The date palm garden has become a spotlight in Sa Dec City.

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The unripe date palm fruit has yellow color, but it will gradually turn dark purple when it ripens.

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The fully ripe fruit tastes sweet and gets sweeter as it continues to ripen and wither. Tourists can taste fresh dates in the garden.

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