- Author: Jenni Dodini
I know that a picture is worth a 1000 words, but I also know that a picture may not do justice to the view that one is trying to capture. That is the case of this particular picture and area. What this picture shows is the view of the mountain city of Da Lat in Vietnam. Da Lat is also known as the flower growing centered of the country. It is high up in the central mountains of Vietnam (and was a refreshing relief from the heat and humidity we had been experiencing.). What this picture shows is the city from the mountain leading down into it. At first, I couldn't comprehend that the miles of those covers were actually covering coffee trees and other plants for commercial shipment. The Dutch have set up exporting business in Da Lat for their tulip bulbs as well as several others flowers!
Da Lat is also the home to wonderful gardens. I can't say it is a botanic garden because nothing had a name label on or near it, but it was a wonderful diversion on our tour. I think that a good portion of the population of Da Lat is in the employ of the garden maintenance all over the city, as well as inside the gardens.
I think it would have been interesting to poke around the greenhouses and see what all was growing in there, but there just wasn't time. I guess that means another trip...