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See the beautiful lotus pond with nearly 170 ‘unique’ varieties in the Capital

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Thousands of lotus flowers with nearly 170 different species in Gia Lam, Hanoi have bloomed in hot summer days, creating a brilliant and captivating scene…

Moving away from the center of Hanoi about 13 km, visitors will be surprised to see a lotus pond with hundreds of varieties of lotuses competing to bloom. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) The lotus pond belongs to the Center for Experimental, Research and Development of Lotus Gens (lane 234 Ngo Xuan Quan, Trau Quy, Gia Lam, Hanoi) managed by Mr. La Tien Hiep. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) The lotus pond is only about 7.5 hectares wide, but this is the place where many lotus species are grown in Vietnam today. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Center manager La Tien Hiep said: ‘We are planting and preserving precious lotus species of Vietnam and the world, from lotuses of Dong Thap, Cu Chi, Hue to Chinese and European lotus species. Asia, Australia,…’ (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Hiep said, the Center began to be built and developed from June 2019. After 2 years, the center now owns 167 species of lotus. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Currently, the Center has bred 4 new varieties of lotus with many advantages. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Center under the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture. Currently, here is researching and breeding new varieties of lotus with many advantages such as longer fragrance, beautiful color and resistance to harsh weather like in the North. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Hiep revealed, the care of all kinds of lotus is almost the same, only the difference is in the season, growth rate, and nutrition. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) The center was opened for the purpose of research, conservation, hybridization and development of lotus varieties in Vietnam and around the world. Along with that, this will also be a place for people to visit, learn about lotus species, develop the Vietnamese lotus brand. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Currently, this is the place with the most lotus varieties in Vietnam. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) This lotus pond is open to visitors to visit and learn about lotus. However, at the moment, visitors must ensure the 5K request from the Ministry of Health to be allowed to visit and take photos. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Many people in the capital also take advantage of coming here to see and take pictures at this unique place. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) With a large area, the area for planting and developing precious lotus species in Gia Lam creates a separate and colorful lotus pond. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Thousands of lotus flowers with all colors from pink lotus, yellow lotus, white lotus, red lotus… take advantage of this occasion to show off their colors. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Mr. La Tien Hiep started researching and researching about lotus 7-10 years ago, but it was not until 2018 that he directly planted and made lotus. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) According to his disclosure, this lotus pond is planted with alternating species for natural hybridization, selecting new hybrid lotus species. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) It takes the center 3-4 years to be able to breed a new breed. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Currently, the Center also provides 7-8 species of lotus such as white lotus with white border, white lotus with pink border, blood lotus, … for sale and plug to serve the needs of the people of the capital. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Every day, this lotus pond produces 800-1,000 lotus flowers of all kinds and goes all over Hanoi. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Mr. Hiep said that because the supply of lotus is not enough, in the near future, he wants to establish a cooperative with the local government. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Close-up of the Drop Blood Lotus lotus. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Like a lotus with a very cool-sounding name: Tender Girl. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Every day, Mr. Hiep will get up at 3 am to start picking lotus. At about 6 o’clock, all lotus must be exported throughout Hanoi. Lotus must be harvested and exported before the sun is strong because after being picked, the lotus flower will be blown away at high temperatures. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Lotus variety Pink Diamonds Lotus, also known as pink diamond lotus. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) The 15 Hong Ngoc lotus flowers will make many people come here fascinated. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Similar to lotus with the name HT. Queen’s Pink Lips Lotus was bred by Hiep himself. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Trung Son thousand-petalled lotus blooms and blooms in the summer sun. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Hanoi in the early summer days of June is dazzling, but when coming here, dropping into the vast space of lotus ponds will surely make visitors excited. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Lotus variety Thuy Tuy Hong An with characteristic shape. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Like Mid Nights Lotus. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Along with that, the Center also dedicates 5,000-10,000 flowers per crop to produce lotus tea. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) The lotus season usually starts from the end of May and lasts until the beginning of September. The beautiful and valuable lotus flower has many deep meanings, so it is very popular with the people. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+) Lotus flowers are displayed everywhere and are one of the typical flowers of summer. (Photo: Minh Son/Vietnam+)