In a mountainous province in the North pole of Vietnam, Ha Giang province, every year starting in October, there is a special pieces of flower blooms dying the hills and mountains with its brilliant white and pink. If you have an opportunity to visit Ha Giang province, you will not wish to miss this amazing flower season-the buckwheat flower reason.
Every year, when it turns crisp, the intense sunshine is replaced by the tender sunshine, the first wind of winter starts to blow, buckwheat flowers start to bloom, cover all the corners of the mountainous area. The flower season occur in a very short period from October to November, it’s peak beauty is usually at the end of October and the beginning of November. The newly bloom flowers are white and they will gradually turn pink and purple, when the flowers turn dark red is when people know they’re about to fall off.
This kind of buckwheat has a very weird name in Vietnamese, it’s called Tam giac mach, which means the buckwheat that has triangle leaves. The buckwheat was the savior to the poor farmer in Ha Giang province when the winter came and there’s a lack of food. An old story says, once upon a time, in the winter, when the old rice went out and the new rice was not ready to be harvested, the farmer lacked rice seriously, the God blessed them by making the buckwheat grow from the germs of rice and corn, the plant grew up much faster than rice and corn and became a source of food for the people, successfully saved them until the harvest came.
Today farmers in Ha Giang usually start to plant the buckwheat after harvesting rice, around in September, they grow very fast and can be ready for harvesting at the end of November. Thus the peak of the flower season is usually from the end of October to the beginning of November. In recent years, together with the development of social networks, pictures posted there about the spectacular Ha Giang mountainous area in the flower season has attracted countless of people, they flock here to admire the best period of Ha Giang . Also, the pathway to Ha Giang is now much better, it could be listed as one of the most beautiful curve in Vietnam so more and more people come to visit the place in flower season.
In its flower season, buckwheat cover every rugged corner of Ha Giang hills and rocky mountains with its gorgeous pink and white. The flowers spread all the way on the terrace, at the slopes, ravines and valley, dye the land and sky of Ha Giang in eye-catching pink color.
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