Thousands of visitors to the Da Lat Flower Festival were left out in the cold this weekend as the cityââ‚¬â„¢s 40,000 hotel rooms were no match for the 100,000 tourists who had come to marvel in the horticultural splendor.
The central highlands resort townââ‚¬â„¢s biennial flower festival is one of Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s largest celebrations and never fails to attract large crowds to Da Lat, the crown jewel and de facto capital of the ââ‚¬Å“tonkinese alps.ââ‚¬
However, only 50 percent of the festivalââ‚¬â„¢s visitors were able to stay overnight this year, with hundreds, settling into local parks at night and thousands others simply leaving.
As first of ten events celebrating Hanoiââ‚¬â„¢s 1,000th anniversary this year, the four-day festival drew record crowds as early as Friday, though the event did not officially open until Saturday
Some 12,000 people attended the opening ceremony alone.
Da Latââ‚¬â„¢s third biennial flower festival featured flower and ornamental plant exhibitions, a flower-product trade show and a flower fair.
Source: Tuoi Tre