By the end of 2016, many flower garden owners in Da Lat city planted hectares of sunflowers to sell during the Tet.
This year, most sunflowers went to blossom too late for the Tet’s market. Moreover, the area of the flower cultivation increased considerably compared to the previous year, leading the price of the flower to a record low before Tet. Many local farm owners would have suffered great losses. But, instead of selling with the flower at such a low price, sunflower planters decided to turn their gardens into tourist sites and arranged facilities and services to serve visitors who come there to admire seas of flowers and take photos. And garden owners have been successful, earning great benefits from their slumped flower crops.
Sunflower gardens in 12 ward and Ta Nung commune, Da Lat city have drawn much attention from visitors, especially young people. Each ticket to a flower garden may cost form VND 10,000 to 15,000, but a couple of bride and groom want to take a wedding album there have to pay hundreds of VND.
Many farm owners were rescued from great losses thanks to their almost failed crop. Many other planters in Da Lat and Duc Trong district (Lam Dong province) decided to continue planting sunflowers for the summer tourism season.
In an effort to meet the diverse needs of the tour operators and tap the local strengths, Lam Dong’s newly created agriculture tours are expected to become a new tourist approach to lure more visitors to Da Lat, said Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, Deputy Director of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Department of Lam Dong Province.By Duy Tien