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Jan 02, 2024 / 16:00

Dreamy garden of Amaratoide flower attracts numerous Hanoians

This flower makes people feel relaxed and relieved of tension because it has certain health benefits for humans.

Covering more than one hectare, the Amaratoide Garden, blooming with magnificent small purple flowers, creates a beautifully poetic and romantic scene in the heart of Hanoi.

"Amaratoide, or Cuc Bach Nhat in Vietnamese, has been planted in our country for a long time, but it only became popular a few years ago. This year's weather is warm and the sun is not too harsh, which helps the color of the flowers to be uniformly beautiful," Truong The Hung, owner of the Amaratoide Garden on Thach Cau Street in Hanoi's Long Bien District, told The Hanoi Times.

 Approximately 150,000 bushes of Amaratoide flowers have a striking purple color that reminds many people of the lavender fields of France or Italy. Photos: Duy Khanh/The Hanoi Times

Flowers bloom in large beds that weave along the terrain, becoming a poetic backdrop for visitors to take pictures and preserve their beautiful moments.

The scenery seems like it is in the middle of a wonderland in the garden of Amaratoide.

Each tree is 60 to 70 centimeters tall, with a thick density of flowers, making it easy for visitors to pose for romantic photos.

Many people, especially young girls come on weekends to take pictures.

Amaratoide has a fairly long life, about three months, most beautiful from mid-December to the end of February.

The vast carpets of Amaratoide flowers highlight the scenery on a Winter morning in Hanoi.

 The flowers also have some health benefits for humans, rich sources of vitamins, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and manganese, commonly used as herbal medicines.