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Palm trees, Muine, Vietnam

Many seem to like the usually provided background information in my stream, but hey.. I have merely knowledge about the history of architecture and urbanism, not about palm trees. Can't really check the reliability of this source but it might be an advertisement from the self-proclaimed Vietnamese Hawaii. :) Anyone interested in the biological and historical background of palm trees? Okay, here we go! Enjoy your weekend, my friends!

 

Another Vietnam's best beach resort in Vietnam, Mui Ne, which is found on Highway No. 706, and features sweeping sand dunes and beautiful rows of palm-trees. The beach is shallow and sloped, the water is clean and blue and the sun rarely hides behind clouds. There are desolate and primeval beaches that have never witnessed human exploitation as well as imposing landscapes.

 

Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) has long been considered the "Hawaii" of our Vietnam. It boasts shady roads under coconut trees, a beautiful beach and cliffs battered by the waves of the sea. The typical scenery of Mui Ne lies in the moving lines of golden sand caused by the wind and when they are seen from afar they look like moving waves. The scenery looks more fascinating at dawn, when young Cham girls in green dresses go to work. That's why no photographer fails to visit this area. Mui Ne is an ideal place for rest and relaxation. Visitors can certainly enjoy swimming in the blue water of the sea, climbing the sand dunes or relaxing by a swimming pool. In fact this oasis entertainment people of all ages, and further more, provides an endless inspiration to the creation of the artists.

 

www.footprintsvietnam.com/Destinations/Mui-Ne.htm

 

Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmaceae, which is considered taxonomically invalid, or by the common name palm tree), are a family of flowering plants, the only family in the monocot order Arecales. There are roughly 202 currently known genera with around 2600 species, most of which are restricted to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate climates. Most palms are distinguished by their large, compound, evergreen leaves arranged at the top of an unbranched stem. However, many palms are exceptions to this statement, and palms in fact exhibit an enormous diversity in physical characteristics. As well as being morphologically diverse, palms also inhabit nearly every type of habitat within their range, from rainforests to deserts.

 

Palms are among the best known and most extensively cultivated plant families. They have been important to humans throughout much of history. Many common products and foods are derived from palms, and palms are also widely used in landscaping for their exotic appearance, making them one of the most economically important plants. In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. Today, palms remain a popular symbol for the tropics and vacations.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_tree

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Taken on October 29, 2010