Medlar flowers in full bloom in Lung Cung

  •  Sunday, March 13, 2022

YBO - Lung Cung hamlet in Nam Co commune, Mu Cang Chai district, is now blanketed in while medlar (“son tra” or “tao meo”) flowers.

The beauty of medlar blossoms has been likened with that of local residents.
The beauty of medlar blossoms has been likened with that of local residents.

Medlar blossoms bloom every March and reach their peak for about 20-30 days. Lung Cung village in Nam Co commune, considered the capital of medlar trees in Mu Cang Chai, is covered with white medlar flowers on those days.

Medlar flower has five petals and pistils that turn from yellow to earthy brown, reaching out to welcome spring sunshine and wind. Following plum and peach blossom seasons, medlar flowers create a picturesque scene.

Mu Cang Chai is home to over 6,000ha of medlar, of which some 3,000ha have been harvested with an annual output of 3,000 tonnes, bringing a stable source of income to local residents. Medlar, once a wild tree, has been regarded as a spearhead in multi-purpose forestry in Mu Cang Chai.

Each cluster of medlar flowers consists from 3-5 flowers showing off their pure beauty.

Medlar blossoms blooming next to houses of Mong people on the mountainside create a romantic and poetic scene.

Blanketed in medlar blossoms, Lung Cung hamlet in Nam Co commune lures tourists from near and far.

Medlar blossoms bloom every March and reach their peak for about 20-30 days. They then fade away and fall over hills.

Local residents and tourists walk in a medlar forest.

Thanh Mien

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