Floriculture in Tibet was established in 1930 but it was not until the early 1990s that people began to pay attention. Initially, residents suspected the flowers could not grow well on farmland specializing in rice and vegetable cultivation. However, after testing, the flowers suitable for the climate and soil grew well. Not only creating beautiful landscapes to attract tourists near and far, the flower gardens also bring income, improve people's lives, and contribute greatly to the local economy. In Tibet, many mud-footed farmers who switched to growing and trading flowers have become owners.
Thanks to the application of advanced techniques, today, Tibetan flowers are grown all year round instead of 2 crops as before. Coming to Tibet at any time of the year, you can admire the vast colorful flower fields. The main flowers grown in Tay Tui flower village are chrysanthemums, roses and lilies. In particular, roses are grown the most, occupying 70–80% of the land area. In addition, in recent years, people have also grown colorful coins, purple violets.
The weekend coming to Tay Tui is an opportunity when you can escape from the busy atmosphere of traffic in the inner city, enjoy the space filled with fragrance and color. Viewed from above, each flower bed is planted squarely to form brightly colored boxes, straight rows of flowers are evenly darkened. Here, you can bring yourself bundles of daisies, glasses, persimmons picked in the garden, take photos, ride a bicycle or walk to breathe air.
Crossing the village roads is an opportunity to take a closer look at the working atmosphere of the farmers. In the fields of flowers undulating idyllic cones. The hands are watering, caring for flowers, pruning, harvesting. Despite the development of technology, farmers in Tibet still try to preserve their land and traditional farming methods.
Especially, on the days near Tet, the atmosphere in the flower gardens is more bustling than ever when households are busy preparing to harvest for the Lunar New Year because the demand for flower play increases the highest in the year. Here, each bouquet of flowers is cut, neatly folded and tied to the car to be transported to the flower markets in the inner city. Despite hard work, the faces of Western Pomegranate farmers are always radiant because with their labor, they can color Tet everywhere.
Only about 20km from Hanoi city center, you can reach Tay Tui Flower Village by public bus, motorbike or private vehicle. The flower village has been up to 100 years old as the main flower supplier for the inner city of Hanoi and surrounding areas. In 2017, Tay Tui flower village was recognized and honored as a traditional craft village of Hanoi.
Article and photo: Le Phuong