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Stunning lotus season in southern Vietnam (photos)

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 20:08 GMT+7

150km from Ho Chi Minh City, the Thap Muoi lotus field at Cao Lanh, the capital of Dong Thap Province, has become the destination of choice for many visitors looking to enjoy the beauty of southern Vietnam.

Between the end of March and the beginning of April, lotuses at Thap Muoi District’s My Hoa Commune begin to reveal their most brilliant beauty.

Visitors are carried on a float to the nearly-20ha field to see Vietnam’s national flower in full bloom.

Tickets to the field cost between VND10,000 (US$0.45) and VND20,000 (US$0.89), and visitors can also borrow traditional costumes like ao dai, ao ba ba and non la (conical leaf hat) to pose for photos.

Enjoying local specialties like grilled blotched snakehead fish, freshwater crab hotpot, and rice wrapped in lotus leaf, in the middle of the lotus field, deliver tourists a unique experience, and add to the locations intrigue.

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The time between the end of March and the beginning of April is when lotuses reveal their most brilliant beauty. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Green rice and lotus fields paint a fascinating picture of southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A hut for visitors to take rest at the Thap Muoi lotus field. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Beauty in a close-up. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A group of young visitors take selfies with the background full of lotuses. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Local specialties. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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