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Da Nang in the season of red orchid

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Many people have been asking how Da Nang is going, or whether it is safe to come to Da Nang. Let us assure you: Da Nang is still beautiful and peaceful.

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At this time, Da Nang is also coming to the season of red orchids, with the flowers blooming in all corners of the streets.

October (lunar calendar) till the end of March marks the season when the red orchids bloom on the streets. The red orchids (or sometimes known as mountain ebony) is grown in popularity on many roads, creating a poetic landscape for the city.

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Red orchids are often planted in tubs, or in rows along the aisle in parks, on the streets or in residential areas, urban areas, … in order to both create shadows and beauty to the road as well as to bring some fresh air.

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The flower has a scientific name of Bauhinia Variegata; it often grows in bushes, has many branches, and has hair when it is young. The flower has bigger leaves than its relative tree in the North West in both size and thickness of the leaves.

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The leaves of the red orchid are long, with pointed tip. The upper surface is green and glossy, whereas the underside is hairy. Flowers bloom into small canopy under the leaves.

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The red orchids are popular with many people because of their vibrant colors, mild aroma and good weather resistance.

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In Da Nang, the red orchids are grown on Bach Dang street, Phan Dang Luu street, Linh Ung Son Tra pagoda, parks …

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Row of red orchids blooming on Bach Dang street.

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Park on Hung Vuong street.

Red orchids bloom for around 5-6 months, lasting from October to March (lunar calendar).

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The color of the red orchids under the city sky.

Binh Phan – Photographer: Vương Khả Thịnh – Da Nang in the season of red orchid

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