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The Dong Van stone plateau is magnificent with buckwheat flowers rising from its fissures.
The vast fields of flowers stretch throughout the valleys and up the hillsides. The white, purple, and pink blossoms are vivid in the honey-colored sunshine.
The blooming season for buckwheat flowers is from late autumn until February, when the traditional Lunar New Year festival is held.
Buckwheat flowers may grow elsewhere, but whenever we think of buckwheat flowers, we think of Ha Giang province. Seeing the delicate buckwheat petals fluttering in the chilly wind is a bracing experience.
Buckwheat flowers are most prolific in Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, and Dong Van district, where the landscape resembles a fairy tale.
Buckwheat used to be a food crop along with corn and rice.
Ethnic people used to grind buckwheat seeds into flour, which was cooked for food or used to make wine. Tender young stems were eaten as a vegetable and older stems were fodder for goats and cows.
The tiny flowers have a strong vitality.
Buckwheat flowers often grow in stone hollows.
Buckwheat flowers symbolize diligence and courage and a better life.
Children playing among the buckwheat flowers make a beautiful picture and a nice souvenir for visitors.
Ha Giang province hosts an annual event in October, at the end of the rice season, dedicated to buckwheat flowers.
Tourists from all over Vietnam hike the forest trails and admire the stunning landscapes.
The Buckwheat Flower Festival, held for the 6th time this year, promotes Vietnam’s northwestern region to a wider audience inside and outside Vietnam.

Buckwheat flowers adorn Ha Giang's mountains

(VOVWORLD) - Ha Giang province in Vietnam’s northern mountain region has been painted purple and pink by the buckwheat flower season. This unique Vietnamese phenomenon has made Ha Giang as picturesque as can be.  

Ha Phuong & Hanh Le