Visiting Hanoi this time, you can easily catch the rustic images of lotus along its old and winding streets. Yeah, lotus blooming has finally come in the capital. From pink lotus to green lotus, the sweet aroma of the national flower lingers and arises a lot of memorable feelings among visitors when wandering around Hanoi. Ready to experience Hanoi lotus season? Take our hands and let’s go!
- 1. When is Hanoi lotus season?
- 2. Where to create a shining photo shoot in Hanoi lotus season?
- 3. How do Hanoians save the delicate scent of lotus in Hanoi lotus season:
- Sweet gruel from dried longan and lotus seeds:
1. When is Hanoi lotus season?
Lotus season in Hanoi begins at the end of May, starts blooming in June and lasts for about 3 months. Following the street vendors, this charming lotus goes through streets to streets bringing a unique scent to every corner in the heart of the ancient capital.
Mrs. Dzung – a flower street vendor on Mai Xuan Thuong Street said: “This year Hanoi lotus season is fruitful and beautiful. There are a lot of customers purchasing lotus. I can sell 20 bouquets of lotus every day”. Normally, each lotus bouquet costs VND 50,000 – 60,000. The price is VND 20,000 higher for white lotus which is believed to represent for purity and devotion.
2. Where to create a shining photo shoot in Hanoi lotus season?
A great news is that it is now the best time of Hanoi lotus season. When are you going to make your own photo album in lotus field “studio”? Remember to add one of the addresses to your travelling list on your Hanoi One Day Tour. Let’s see how many poses you can strike.
West Lake Lotus Field – Hanoi lotus season:
It is very easy to find the way to West Lake Lotus Field as it is situated near West Lake Water Park. Every summer, the lotus field is bustling and crowded with a lot of visitors. Here, you can not only immerse yourself in the fresh air and the fragrant lotus flavor but also have the opportunity to enjoy the fresh lotus tea.
Entrance fee: from VND 30,000 – 50,000 / person.
Xuan Dinh Lotus Field:
Located in Xuan Dinh Street, Bac Tu Liem District, Xuan Dinh Lotus Field is quite far from the city center but brings us a tranquil atmosphere. If you have time, let ask the field owner to sit on the boat floating on the water and enjoy the lotus fragrance on two sides to truly relax.
Tickets vary from VND 20,000 – 40,000 / person.
Bat Trang Lotus Field:
Following Thanh Tri Bridge, we’ll get to Bat Trang Lotus Field. The white and pink lotus is glowing to show off their colors. The lotus field is in the suburb but it is still attractive to visitors coming to sightseeing and taking photos.
Ticket goes from VND 30,000 / person.
Ninh So Lotus Field – Hanoi lotus season:
The lotus field is in Ninh Xa Village, Ninh So Commune, Thuong Tin District. The highlight of this field is that the owner has collected the most precious and beautiful lotus species in many other places to plant here. Therefore, Ninh So Lotus Field attracts both visitors and artisans thanks to its beauty and uniqueness and is one of the best places to take photos in Hanoi lotus season.
Ticket is from 50,000 VND / person.
Quan Son Lotus Field:
This belongs to My Duc District, about 40 km from the center of Hanoi. Summer is an appropriate time for you to visit the lotus lake. Rent a boat to walk on the water surface, you can feel like immersed into the wild and vast nature. With the fresh air, cool breeze, all creates a poetic and tranquil scenery to have a relaxation.
Ticket is about VND 15,000 / person.
3. How do Hanoians save the delicate scent of lotus in Hanoi lotus season:
Everything has its own shining time and so does lotus. In order to keep the delicate scent of lotus as long as possible, Hanoians are so creative to make different things from tea, food and silk from lotus.
Known as one of the specialties of Hanoi, lotus tea is such a meaningful Hanoi gift for your family and friends after your Hanoi food tour. One famous brand name for lotus tea is West Lake Lotus Tea which is made from the outstanding Thai Nguyen Tea type 1, marinated with lotus rice many times to absorb the mild fragrance.
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Sweet gruel from dried longan and lotus seeds:
This food is a perfect choice for such these blazing hot days in Hanoi. It is the sweet flavor of dried longan combined with the fleshy flavor of lotus seeds. Especially, you can make this dish by yourself in an amazing Hanoi cooking class to be a local chef.
Lotus silk from Vietnam:
This is one of the masterpieces of Vietnamese artisans weaved from lotus fiber showing the skillfulness of the artist.
Learn about the enticing lotus silk from Vietnam with this Hanoi handicraft village tour.
Lotus as the national flower of Vietnam symbolises for tranquility in the soul and beauty radiating from the interior of human.