In recent years, wild peach, with its natural and unique beauty, has drawn much attention. Many people have spared no effort to go to northwestern provinces such as Lao Cai and Son La to buy a peach branch for the traditional Lunar New Year or Tet. A tour to Sapa is honor to help you by presenting some information before you come to Sapa in holidays as well as exploration.
Sapa in Spring
Visitors to Sapa won’t have to wait until spring to enjoy the ubiquitous and vibrant peach blossoms, as the warm weather has brought them so early in recent years.
Spring is a long way away, but many peach trees on O Quy Ho Mountain, and some communes of Ta Phin, Sapa in Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province have already begun to blossom.
According to Sapa’s residents, these trees have bloomed two or three months earlier than usual. Therefore, they worry that there may be a poor crop if the peaches blossom at the wrong time like this. And this phenomenon comes from the unusually warm weather that the global warming is the main cause.
The beauty of Sapa’s wild peaches
Wild peach blossom often has a lighter pink than those grown in Hanoi ’s Nhat Tan village. From the 16th or 17th day of the last lunar month, Mong ethnic minority people bring peach branches to towns to sell. On these days, downtown Sapa is filled with such branches.
The Mong ethnic people often take their flowers to the market to sell and even earn some money to prepare Tet, included the wild peaches.
Wild peach branches are now displayed along National Road 4D from Sapa to Lao Cai city. People from many places have travelled a long distance looking for beautiful branches.
Wild peaches displayed along National Road 4D
Wild peach branches are also present at the Quang Ba flower market in Hanoi to serve the demand of the capital’s residents. Although each branch costs several million dong, it is still the choice of many customers.
Enjoying wild peach during the Lunar New Year is an elegant custom. Together with other kinds of flowers, it has helped make the spring more colorful and fragrant.
It is advisable that visitors should come to Sapa in the winter and feel the coldness and have chance to see the real natural beauty of Sapa flower peaches on the roads, in the garden.
Going to Sapa in wild peaches blossom season
So, if you’re someone who loves the beauty of nature, then getting on a train and head to Sapa at the time of wild peaches blossom to enjoy and satisfy your discovery or photography passion may be something that you can’t miss in life!
And besides the wild peaches, Sapa has a lot more interesting things to see and to do in Spring that you can easily find about it right HERE, at my previous article.
- The magical attraction of Ban Gioc Waterfall
- The charm in the peaceful beauty of Mai Chau
- O Quy Ho pass – daunting destination for tourists
- How do H’mong people welcome the New Year holiday?