Tourists dazzled by purple flowers on Son Tra Peninsula

Every year, from late April and into May, “than mat” (known scientifically as Millettia nigrescens gagnep) trees on Son Tra Peninsula in the central coastal city of Da Nang burst into bloom, showcasing their distinct purple colour.

“Than mat” trees are also a favoured habitat of the rare and precious Brown-shanked Douc Langur, often dubbed the “Queen of Primates”. (Photo: Vietnam+)
The purple “than mat” petals are a popular food for the brown-shanked Douc Langurs. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Foreign tourists admire and capture the charming beauty of the “than mat” flowers. (Photo: Vietnam+)
The flowers are at their most beautiful in the morning, when they glisten in the soft light and their petals are adorned with dew. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Local residents flock to the peninsula to capture the unique beauty of the “than mat” flowers, which only bloom for about 7 to 15 days. (Photo: Vietnam+)
The “than mat” flowers bloom in abundance, forming clusters of pretty purple amid the mountainous forests on the Son Tra Peninsula. (Photo: Vietnam+)

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