31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / My HaNoi / Lifestyle
Getting lost in the romantic Amaratoide flower field in Hanoi
Jenna Duong - Duy Khanh 20:43, 2021/12/23
Once in a year in December, the season of Amaratoide arrived Hanoi, tingeing the city with their awesome little purple flowers.

Amaratoide or Globe Amaranth has its name of Cuc Bach Nhat in Vietnamese. The flowers have long been planted in Vietnam but they have only become popular several years ago.

The field of Amaratoide in Thach Cau Road, Long Bien District is the largest in Hanoi, featuring one hectare with 130.000 bushes of flowers. 

The endless field with thousands of tiny gorgeous flowers attracts quite a few people, especially young girls who come to take photographs at the weekends. 

According to Truong The Hung, owner of the flower field, Amaratoide used to have only two colors of red and white. Nowadays, thanks to hybrid breeding, the flower features many vivid colors such as magenta, purple, pink, among others. 

It takes about four months from when the seed is planted until the flower blooms. Cuc Bach Nhat has a fairly long lifespan, about three months. The flowers are beautiful the most from mid-December to late February.

The ticket price to Hung’s Cuc Bach Nhat flower field is VND70,000 ($3) per person with no time limit.

The vast carpets of Amaratoide flower highlight the scenery of a morning in Hanoi winter. Their splendid beauty makes visitors feel like being lost in the fairyland.

Minh Phuong, a visitor to Cuc Bach Nhat flower field in Long Bien said that she used to take a lot of photos with various kinds of flowers in Hanoi, but this is the first time she snapped pictures with Amaratoide. “I decided to choose a simple white ao dai for my photo shooting today because these flowers themselves are already too gorgeous to create wonderful pictures,” she said.
The Amaratoide is a genus of ornamental bushes that inflorescence consists of round pinkish-purple flowers with tiny sharp petals 
The flowers have no scent but are beautiful and would bring some health benefits for humans. It is said that the Amaratoid flower contains rich sources of vitamins, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and manganese that are usually used as herbal medicine. 

Asian people believe that drinking tea made from dried Amaratoid flowers daily may help boost the immune system, reduce cholesterol as well as regulate blood sugar levels, and so on.


RELATED NEWS
TAG: Amaratoide flower field in Hanoi; Cuc Bach Nhat little purple flowers; flowers flower in Hanoi; Hanoi tourist attraction taking photoshoot in Hanoi; Long Bien
Other news
20:59, 2022/59/14
Noodle soup with roasted duck: a change-of-pace breakfast in Hanoi
Pho vit or noodle soup with roasted duck, an ethnic specialty from the mountainous areas, has gradually cemented its position on Hanoi's cuisine map.
07:49, 2022/49/14
Hotels in Hanoi heat up mooncake season
Bakers are brainstorming to make unique mooncakes with catchy looks and distinctive tastes as the Mid-Autumn Festival is drawing near.
17:19, 2022/19/28
Vietnam among best countries for retirement
The country is a top destination for adventurous retirees to enjoy wonderful beaches, appetizing food, and rich culture.
15:09, 2022/09/29
Three Vietnamese specialties among world best dishes: CNN
Banh mi, banh ran and banh bot loc are among the best dishes from Vietnam that CNN Travel suggest travelers to try when visiting the country.
21:42, 2022/42/06
UNESCO organizes non-profit course on sound in Hanoi
The week-long workshop in Hanoi aims at building capacity for local young filmmakers on sound design.
14:46, 2022/46/04
[Infographic]Hanoi - twelve floral seasons - Part 2
In the last part of the series, The Hanoi Times uncovers those flower seasons from July to December.