First Dutch tulip Festival in the North of Vietnam
Thousands of people visited the first ever Dutch tulip festival in Spring Park at the EcoPark urban township, the outskirts of Hanoi from 28 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 despite the chilling weather.
The tulip festival is the last event under the series of activities to celebrate 45th anniversary of relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands.
With some 180,000 tulips planted on an area of more than 1,500 sq m at Spring Park at EcoPark, a large carpet of colors ranging from yellow, white, pink, red, and purple to orange had recreated the famous Keukenhof park in the Netherlands, which is known as the most beautiful flower display in the world.
Tulip varieties include Christmas Dream, Strong Gold, Verandi, White Prince, Negrita Zeeland, and Tom Pouce. All have been imported directly from the Netherlands and first planted in Sapa, where the climate and environment are similar to Europe, to ensure growth. After being cared for by agricultural experts, the flowers are ready for the colorful festival.
Along with tulips, the festival also features other special characteristics of the Netherlands, with activities such an exhibition space displaying wooden clogs, a symbol of the country, art masterpieces from legendary Dutch painters like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Johannes Vemeer, and Piet Mondrian, photo opportunities with Dutch women in traditional costumes, a six-meter-high model of a windmill, replicas of houses along canals in Amsterdam, and music shows, street arts, and Dutch folk games.