“Waiting for winter” flowers on Ba Vi mountain

When it comes to the topic holiday packages to Vietnam, it is not just all about Hoi An vacation packages or Hanoi vacation packages. Vietnam has so many other interesting things for tourists to discover, and seeing Mexican sunflowers in Ba Vi is one of them.

Ba Vi is famous for Mexican sunflowers. In the end of Autumn, and in the early of winter, they bloom.

November is called as a month of flowers. When the season of buckwheat in Ha Giang ends, the people who love travelling head to Ba Vi to welcome the season of Mexican sunflowers.

From the moment the first Mexican sunflower bloom, there will be many backpackers as well as travelers visit Ba Vi.

In the cold weather full of fog, the wild beauty of Mexican sunflowers make everything more brilliant.

In the cold weather full of fog, the wild beauty of Mexican sunflowers make everything more brilliant.

In the cold weather full of fog, the wild beauty of Mexican sunflowers make everything more brilliant.

Mexican sunflowers grow into groups. They can build a yellow wall if they grow side by side. The most beautiful Mexican sunflowers are located at “Mexican sunflowers’ hill” No. 700.

Travelers love them because of its wild beauty, and its vitality. However, after its beauty, there is a story about them not many people know. Mexican sunflowers are stick to the love story of H’limh – the most beautiful girl in the area and K’lang – a strong man of mountains.

However, they died painfully because of  the jealousy of the patriarch’s son. At the place where they were buried, a kind of flower, which only bloom in Autumn – the season of their death, appeared. It is called Mexican sunflower. It is considered as a symbol of passionate, and intense love between H’limh and K’lang.

In fact, Mexican sunflowers were planted by French. With its vitality, Mexican sunflower became the local flower of Ba Vi. Nowadays, people can see it everywhere in Ba Vi.

Coming Ba Vi to see “flames”  is a good idea for young people.