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Nghia Dan Sunflowers Valley Attracts Beauty Seekers

Since 2010, sunflowers have been growing in an area of nearly 100ha in Phu Quy Plateau (Nghia Dan, Nghe An). The sunflower field has become an attractive destination for tourists and  is regarded as the biggest sunflower field in the country.


Nghia Dan is a mountainous district in the western area of Nghe An province, 100km away from the city of Vinh. The area has become well-known thanks to its sunflower field.

The 100ha field of sunflowers that stretches over several hills in Phu Quy Plateau is under the management of TH True Milk Company. At present, it is the biggest sunflower field in Vietnam. Normally sunflowers blossom twice a year, from April-May and November-December. The most beautiful blossom period falls late in the year, sometimes lasting until early January of the next year.

Sunflowers are grown in fields along the Ho Chi Minh Trail that passes Nghia Son commune, Nghia Dan district. There is a wide valley in the middle of the field and numerous 1m-wide pathways dividing the field into small rectangular areas.

These pathways are a great convenience for visitors who want to wander around, admire the flowers and take pictures.
Seen from above, the field with millions of stunning flowers in the daylight, or sometimes forming huge flower waves when it is windy is awesome. The sunflower field adds much vibrance to the mountainous Nghia Dan district.

In recent years, looking at sunflowers during blossoming season in Phu Quy has become a tourism product of Nghia Dan district in particular and Nghe An province in general.

The “Sunflower Festival” which took place from December 25-27 of 2016 held in Nghia Dan by the People’s Committee of Nghe An province attracted much attention from domestic and foreign tourists. According to the statistics of the organiser, the festival had attracted more than 150,000 visitors.

The sunflower festival is expected to become an opportunity for investors and generate new tourism products. Local firms hope the sunflower festival can help them draw the attention of flower lovers from other places to other diverse local attractions through connection with nearby craft villages, farms, and garden houses. This year sunflower season is a favourable opportunity for Phu Quy to introduce local specialties.

Nowadays, to meet the high demand for looking at sunflowers in western Nghe An, several domestic travel agencies have launched different types of tours to Nghia Dan. Local authorities in Nghe An have held different tourism activities for both domestic and foreign tourists to encourage foreign travel agencies to pick the sunflower field as their destination
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Sunflowers are grown in fields along the Ho Chi Minh Trail that passes Nghia Son commune, Nghia Dan district.
There is a wide valley in the middle of the field and numerous 1m-wide pathways dividing the field into small rectangular areas.
 
 Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP
 


Since late November, when the first flowers blossomed, the field has been overrun with youngsters enjoying
the beauty of the biggest sunflower field in Vietnam. Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP




Sunflowers are grown to supply food for the animals on the farm, but in order to please visitors, flowers are carefully
grown and formed into beautiful rows. Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP




Taking a selfie shoot. 
 Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP







Visitors can rent a step ladder from nearby households to have a better view and provide a more convenient position
for photographing. Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP




Many young people from cities travel a long way to take pictures with sunflowers.  Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP





Honey bees are attracted to the field. Photo: Tri Duc



A unique image with sunflowers created by young people. Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP



A Reuters reporter was filming the
 field. Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP



The biggest sunflower field in Viet Nam welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Photo: Tran Hieu/VNP
 
By Tran Hieu