Getting lost in the paradise of nearly 200 varieties of lotus in Hanoi

Around 13km from the downtown of Hanoi, the lotus pond at lane 234, Ngo Xuan Quang Street, Gia Lam District, has entered the full bloom season of lotus flowers.

As a rising "check-in" place in Hanoi, the 7.5-hectare pond is considered a “lotus paradise” as it houses nearly 200 precious varieties of lotuses from around the world.

Thousands of lotus flowers come into full bloom every morning, spreading a fragrant aroma in the atmosphere.

The lotus pond was cultivated two years ago, housing many precious types of lotuses from various localities in Vietnam, including those from Dong Thap, Cu Chi, and Hue.

There are also imported lotus species from China and other Asian counties as well as new lotus varieties created from breeding methods.

Prominent among the lotus varieties are Drop Blood Tender Girl and Pink Diamonds Lotus, which is also known as the pink diamond lotus.

La Tien Hiep, manager of the lotus pond, has nearly 10 years of research on lotus species.

Tender Girl Lotus variety is popular in China, but it is difficult for it to survive in the hot and humid climate of Vietnam’s northern region. Thanks to years of effort, Hiep has produced a new variety with better weather resistance.

 

The pink diamond lotus is a very rare lotus variety in Vietnam as well as in the world. Its scent is very strong and long lasting.

The site also welcomes visitors for photo shoots.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to the site must follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message and book beforehand to avoid big gathering in public.

The lotus season usually starts from the end of May until the beginning of September.

Every day, this lotus pond yields from 800 to 1,000 lotus flowers of all kinds, which are on sale across Hanoi.

Each lotus bunch is sold from VND150,000 to VND200,000 depending on the type of lotus.

Getting lost in the paradise of nearly 200 varieties of lotus in Hanoi

Source: Nhan Dan

Hanoi farmer raises record 1 million lotus flowers

Hanoi farmer raises record 1 million lotus flowers

With a passion for floriculture and dream of getting rich from agriculture, Le Quang Khanh has developed a giant lotus pond which yields 1 million flowers each season.

 
 

Other News

.
Cu Da ancient village
Cu Da ancient village
TRAVELicon  27/07/2021 

Located in Hanoi’s outlying district of Thanh Oai, Cu Da village was founded four centuries ago. Through many changes over time, the village still retains its original features.

Exploring Vietnam through photos
Exploring Vietnam through photos
TRAVELicon  26/07/2021 

The ninth national tourism art photo competition, themed “Explore Vietnam”, was launched by the Tourism Magazine of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. 

Spectacular natural shapes in UNESCO-recognized geopark
Spectacular natural shapes in UNESCO-recognized geopark
TRAVELicon  26/07/2021 

In April 2018, Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in Cao Bang Province was recognized as part of the UNESCO Global Network of National Geoparks.

Three Vietnamese cities among world’s greatest places of 2021: Time
Three Vietnamese cities among world’s greatest places of 2021: Time
TRAVELicon  26/07/2021 

Three Vietnamese cities, including Hanoi, HCM City and Phu Quoc (Kien Giang Province), have been named among the world’s to 100 extraordinary destinations to explore in 2021, as voted on by the renowned US-based Time magazine.

Centuries-old craft villages in Binh Dinh Province
Centuries-old craft villages in Binh Dinh Province
TRAVELicon  25/07/2021 

The two ancient traditional craft villages in An Nhon District, Binh Dinh Province, have tried their best to maintain the traditional local craft.

Authorities clamour for travel passes
Authorities clamour for travel passes
TRAVELicon  24/07/2021 

While a special travel pass and financial bailouts are expected to help airlines in Vietnam come back from the brink, questions over their feasibility remain.

Pu Luong – a paradise amidst jungle for travellers on budget
Pu Luong – a paradise amidst jungle for travellers on budget
TRAVELicon  26/07/2021 

Located in the north central province of Thanh Hoa, Pu Luong is renowned as an ideal destination for trekkers and budget travellers because of its seclusion and fantastic scenery of terraced rice fields and primary forests.

Fansipan: 1 of 5 out-of-this-world destinations to explore ‘space tourism’ without leaving Earth
Fansipan: 1 of 5 out-of-this-world destinations to explore ‘space tourism’ without leaving Earth
TRAVELicon  26/07/2021 

The first successful test of recreational space travel on July 11 has many people aiming for the prospect of "space tourism". Before realising this "luxury" dream, visitors can experience "space tourism" without leaving Earth.

Pilot opening of Phu Quoc island to foreign visitors approved
Pilot opening of Phu Quoc island to foreign visitors approved
TRAVELicon  22/07/2021 

The Ministry of Transport has basically agreeing to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism’s draft pilot plan on welcoming international tourists to Phu Quoc island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

Khau Vai Market in Ha Giang: A venue of broken romance
Khau Vai Market in Ha Giang: A venue of broken romance
TRAVELicon  21/07/2021 

There is a market in the Ha Giang Karst Plateau which is not a trading place but instead a meeting venue of couples who were in love but broke up in the end. 

The taste of turmeric: Thai Binh's banh nghe
The taste of turmeric: Thai Binh's banh nghe
TRAVELicon  22/07/2021 

Thai Binh Province is well known for its bánh nghệ (turmeric cake), a traditional rice-based cake that has existed for hundreds of years.

Travel firms look forward to safe tourism map of Vietnam
Travel firms look forward to safe tourism map of Vietnam
TRAVELicon  21/07/2021 

Many travel businesses are looking forward to the introduction of Vietnam’s safe tourism map to “live in peace” with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tan Thanh Pagoda – a spiritual boundary marker in the north
Tan Thanh Pagoda – a spiritual boundary marker in the north
TRAVELicon  21/07/2021 

Tan Thanh Pagoda near the Tan Thanh border gate which borders China features authentic Vietnamese architecture.

A unique side dish from Binh Dinh
A unique side dish from Binh Dinh
TRAVELicon  20/07/2021 

Pickled shrimps are among the most popular side dishes in Vietnam’s central coast region. However, it is the version in Binh Dinh Province that is most appealing to food lovers because of its distinctive flavor.

Visit the beautiful neighbor of Halong Bay
Visit the beautiful neighbor of Halong Bay
TRAVELicon  20/07/2021 

Lan Ha—a bay in the shape of an arc, which accommodates more than 400 lush-green islets—offers a wonderful landscape.

Cao Bang grass jelly: A summertime treat
Cao Bang grass jelly: A summertime treat
TRAVELicon  19/07/2021 

The grass jelly is an indispensable ingredient for a delicious cup of sweet soup or soya bean curd of all flavours. The northern province of Cao Bang is famous for this unique kind of jelly.

Vietnam strives for half of craft villages participating in tourism supply chain
Vietnam strives for half of craft villages participating in tourism supply chain
TRAVELicon  18/07/2021 

Vietnam has been striving that half of craft villages can participate in the country’s supply chain in tourism.

New flights – the go-ahead for travel between Vietnam and Japan
New flights – the go-ahead for travel between Vietnam and Japan
TRAVELicon  18/07/2021 

Besides changes from the “new normal” to a “new future”, Vietnam needs to improve its tourism products and services to continue tapping into global tourism, including the potential market of Japan.

Rough Guides recommends must-try Vietnamese dishes
Rough Guides recommends must-try Vietnamese dishes
TRAVELicon  17/07/2021 

UK-based publisher of world-renowned travel books and magazines Rough Guides has published an article recommending outstanding Vietnamese dishes besides the already renown pho and banh mi.

Conquering Mt Cao Xiem, the roof of Quang Ninh
Conquering Mt Cao Xiem, the roof of Quang Ninh
TRAVELicon  17/07/2021 

When it's safe to travel again, you could do worse than a trip to Mount Cao Xiem in Binh Lieu District, Quang Ninh Province, to indulge in the wild beauty of the mountains.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN