17:18 | 13/11/2015 Society
The buckwheat flower festival, a main tourism attraction of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, has been introduced to local and international tourists via a photo exhibition that opened in Hanoi since November 9.
Children play in a field full of buckwheat flower in Ha Giang (Source: vietnamtourism.gov.vn)
Besides spectacular images of fields of the small pinkish white flowers, photos of the landscape, daily life and local agricultural production will provide visitors an insight into the border land.
Many local specialties such as honey or mushroom are also on display through November 20.
The buckwheat flower festival will be taking place from the first time at Dong Van district’s old quarter and three districts – Quan Ba, Yen Minh and Meo Vac from November 12-15.
The buckwheat (Fagopyrum Esculentum) plant grows in clusters of small pinkish white flowers and produces triangular shaped edible seeds.
The ethnic H’Mong cultivate two crops of buckwheat every year. The flowers are sensitive to sunlight, changing their colour from white in the early morning to pink in the afternoon.
Buckwheat in full bloom is a spectacular sight, drawing flocks of tourists to Ha Giang./.