Last update: 09:00 | 09/02/2018
At this time of the year, the northern mountainous province of Son La is becomes covered in a white coat of plum blossoms, with the picturesque scenes attracting a large number of visitors.
Chieng Co and Chieng Den Communes in Son La City are some of the places veiled with the pure white petals of plum orchards in bloom.
The white colour not only signals the beginning of a new crop of delicious plums but also attracts many tourists, with their custom leading to increased living standards for locals.
Hom hamlet in Chieng Co Commune is one of the most beautiful spots of sightseeing. It is home to hundreds of hectares of plum orchards, and the vast blanket of white blossoms is dotted with the small houses of locals, creating a wonderful scene for visitors to take photographs.
Plum flowers are bloom for around 7-10 days in spring, before the petals fall to the orchard floor. So, many tourists want to take advantage of the small window in time to take amazing photographs.
In recent years, growing plum trees has helped locals to improve their lives, especially in Chieng Co and Chieng Den Communes. The locals have started a photograph service for tourists at VND10,000-20,000 per person for each photograph.