Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam

If you're planning to admire buckwheat flowers, the following destinations are highly recommended.

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Ha Giang

Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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Ha Giang, situated in the far north of Vietnam captivates tourists thanks to its magnificent rocky plateaus, winding passes, picturesque terraced fields, and especially spellbinding buckwheat flower fields, Travelmag reported.

Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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In November annually, Tam giac mach (buckwheat flowers) burst into full bloom in valleys and hill slopes adorning already beauty of Ha Giang.

Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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The beauty of tiny, white and pastel-pink buckwheat flowers take the visitors’ breath away at the first sight. Although the flowers are small, they have strong vitality. In the arid rocky areas, they still thrive and gloriously bloom.

Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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Sung La valley, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Quan Ba, Xin Man, Pho Cao, Ma Le are among the ideal destinations to admire the blooming buckwheat flowers.

This year, the annual buckwheat flower festival will be organized at the Dong Van Stadium starting November 28. The festival, featuring a marathon, photo contest, along with culinary and art programs, aims to promote the distinctive cultures of H’mong and Thai ethnic minorities and honor the value of buckwheat, a local staple grain.

Yen Bai

Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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When it comes to perfect places for a memorable buckwheat flower admiring experience, visitors would be only reminded of Ha Giang. Nevertheless, Yen Bai is also an ideal place to do so. In the late year, Yen Bai is embellished by buckwheat flowers gorgeously blooming on hill flanks.

Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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The endless buckwheat flower fields have become highly Instagrammable destinations. The best time to capture buckwheat flowers is in the early morning as the sun is not too harsh and the air is fresh. The best places to contemplate flowers that you shouldn’t miss are Mam Xoi hill, Mu Cang Chai, Khau Pha Pass, La Pan Tan Commune, etc.

Si Ma Cai (Lao Cai)

Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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Another place to admire buckwheat flowers is Lao Cai’s Si Ma Cai District. The district is home to the enchanting buckwheat flower fields stretching to the horizon.

Ideal places to admire buckwheat flowers in northern Vietnam
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Buckwheat flowers in Si Ma Cai are said to be the most ravishing between November and December. Camping overnight next to the flower gardens is preferred by many tourists when coming to Si Ma Cai. Immersing yourself in the beautiful natural landscape, relishing the fresh air and hearing birds chirping will surely help you to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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