Ninh Binh in lotus blooming season dazzles tourists

In addition to its natural blessings of poetic landscapes and majestic mountains, Ninh Binh is renowned for its fragrant lotus ponds that flourish during the summer months. Currently, these lotus ponds are in full bloom, adding a pristine and exquisite charm to the former ancient capital.

From May to July is the peak blooming period for lotuses across ponds in Ninh Binh province. One of the best places to view the lotuses here is at Mua Cave tourist area, located in Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district.

The lotus, symbolizing purity, is believed to embody the spirit and soul of the Vietnamese people. The lush green leaves and the delicate pink or pure white lotus petals render the historical image of Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh more serene than ever.

In recent years, many local residents have planted lotus to create additional tourist attractions and improve livelihood.

Visiting the lotus ponds in Ninh Bình, tourists can also experience rowing boats to pick lotus flowers and taste the unique lotus porridge and lotus tea.

Some lotus products have been recognised as OCOP products, providing tourists with unique gifts with the distinctive flavor of the ancient capital. For a long time, lotus has not only been a beautiful flower but also brought economic value for the residents./.