Situated near the Mekong River, the Sa Dec flower village in the city of the same name is famous for its flowers that bloom all year round, thanks to its rich soil that is fertilised by the river’s alluvial deposits.
About Sa Dec flower village
Less than 150 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City, Sa Dec is becoming a flower capital of the southwestern region.
According to local residents, the village was established more than 100 years ago by migrants from central Vietnam. As nature lovers, these new migrants decorated their houses with lots of ornamental trees and flowers and, as time passed by, many families grew more and more flowers and gradually the villagers made growing flowers their means of livelihood.
As visitors step into the village, they are treated to thousands of different coloured flowers, helping them to forget the hassle of the outside world. Here each farmer acts as a tour guide, who can tell you the names of every flower, their characteristics and their blossoming time.
What is special about the Sa Dec flower village is that the flowers are not planted in the ground but in bamboo baskets placed on raised structures in order to avoid submersion.
In addition to appreciating the beauty of the myriad of flowers, visitors can immerse themselves into the life of local farmers to fully experience the geniality of the Mekong Delta residents.
In the past, the Sa Dec flower village was only busy in the springtime, but now the village is bustling throughout the year with buyers from across the region. Boats and trucks follow one after another out of the village to distribute flowers to Ho Chi Minh City, the neighbouring provinces and even further to markets in the northern and central region.
Hundreds of species of precious flowers and plants
More than 100 years over, the flower village has stretched strongly before many storms of nature and become more beautiful. Hundreds of species of precious flowers and plants are grown on the high truss, the bottom is water that come from the canal. Hence the villagers have to go boating and harvest flowers instead of going the ground as other flower growers. Perhaps you will not found anywhere except for Sa Dec flower village unique and poetic images like that.
Come to this place anytime of the year you will always be welcomed by all of blooming flowers, from Dahlia, hydrangeas, to the wine bottle palm trees, Japanese cedars, France marigold plants also converge here. In addition, the tourists are also attracted by the large garden of rose with more than 50 different species such as red velvet roses, Grada purple roses, Marseille white roses,…
Besides, the familiar plants such as thistle, palm tree, apricot tree,…are transformed into many such unique shapes that the tourists can’t help astonishing, admiring. For transportation, travelers should go to visit flowers village by motorcycle because many cars cannot enter here. You can also visit a number of places like the Huynh Thuy Le ancient monument in Nguyen Hue Street or Kim Hue temple located nearby. Enjoy speciality noodle “Hu Tieu” as well as rustic crab hotpot in Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, which meet the delicious-nourish-cheap standards for many people, and a lot of attractive dishes such as the lotus leaf roll baked fish, grilled lemongrass voles, steamed lemongrass snails… are waiting for you to discover.
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