The Da Lat Flower Festival 2012, the fourth of its kinds, opened in Da Lat, the Central Highlands Lam Dong province on Dec. 31.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the five-day event, Vice National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said that Da Lat is leading the country with an average annual income of more than 80 million VND per hectare.

The Central Highlands resort city of Da Lat is covered in flowers as the biannual flower festival is in full bloom.

The festival will last through January 3 with a wide range of flower displays as well as cultural and artistic activities./.