Cherry trees adorn the gardens of Da Sar Commune, Lac Duong District on Lang Biang Plateau, about 12 kilometers from central Da Lat in the Central Highlands.
“Da Lat dyed pink with cherry blossoms” was shot by domestic award-winning photographer Ngoc Anh (also known as Py Tran).
Traveling down small roads in Da Sar Commune, visitors can experience the refreshing atmosphere of early spring among local coffee gardens and tea hills.
The peaceful homes of a Cil group (a subdivision of the Koho ethnic community) in Da Sar.
Ngoc Anh said although access to the commune is a bit tricky, the poetic experience is well worth it.
Cherry blossom season depends on weather and soil. In 2017, local cherry trees bloomed from early March, from mid-January in 2018, and from December in 2019 and 2020.
Cherry trees thrive in a temperate climate. In early winter, the trees typically shed all their leaves, then hibernate about two weeks before blooming for around one to two months.
The flowers glow even more brilliantly in sunny Xuan Truong Commune.
Cherry blossoms usually appear along the 500-meter-long Tran Hung Dao Street, as well as Hung Vuong, Dong Da, Ho Tung Mau, Tran Quang Dieu, Tran Quy Cap, Le Dai Hanh and Dinh Tien Hoang.
Cherry trees are also planted along the banks of Xuan Huong Lake, on the campus of Da Lat University in Ward 8, and the Clay Tunnel area in Ward 4.
Cau Dat tea farm, about 30 kilometers to the west of Da Lat, boasts scores of cherry trees.
Harvesters collect tea leaves amid the blazing cherry blossoms of Cau Dat.
“Come here right away to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom and let your feelings harmonize with the vibes of the hill town,” Ngoc Anh said.