With their unrivalled beauty, water rail flowers have been the main attraction at Hoang Lien forest in Vietnam’s northern mountainous region. Every year in March, tourists flock to Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province to immerse themselves in the flower’s beauty.

The water rail, or Do Quyen, flower is symbolic of spring as from February to April, they blossom from dry, lifeless branches. This is the third consecutive year that Lao Cai province has organised the water rail flower festival as a tourism attraction, with plenty of distinctive cultural activities.

The water rail flower festival 2019 which lasts until May 5 offers tourists far and wide a majestic picture of Hoang Lien Son mountain, with over 2,000 water rail trees blooming. The culturally-rich atmosphere with many unique activities add to the festival’s attraction.-VNA