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Flower Festival returns to Da Lat in December

The 8th Da Lat Flower Festival will take place from December 20 to 24 in Da Lat and Bao Loc cities, the Lam Dong province People’s Committee has announced.

The biennial cultural and tourism festival cherishes flowers and the flower industry in Da Lat, and this year has the theme ‘Da Lat and Flowers’.

It will showcase all the colourful flowers grown locally by decorating public areas around Xuan Huong Lake, flower villages, tourist attractions, and major streets with them between December 20 and January 2.

There will be 13 major events at several venues, including an international flower and bonsai exhibition and the Da Lat Flower Trade Fair from December 20 to January 1, a Vietnam-Korea culture and art exchange programme on December 21 and a scientific conference on architectural heritage of Da Lat on December 23.

Workshops on investment, trade and tourism promotion in the central highlands province of Lam Dong and the links between the tea and mulberry industries with the socio-economic development of Bao Loc will also be held.

A Lam Dong Tea and Silk Culture Week with the theme “B'Lao shimmering night” will promote the tea and silk industries in Bao Loc.

A fashion show featuring unique designs made from Bao Loc silk and brocade will be held on December 22.

The 2017 Da Lat Flower Festival attracted 500,000 visitors.