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Saturday, 10/03/2018 10:20

Hà Nội blooms with flowers

Sweet and tart: A basket of pomelo flower carries its aroma across the city.
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — It is said each month in Ha Noi is marked by the appearance of its own flower– peach blossom, pomelo flower, ban flower, gao (red silk cotton tree) flower, loa ken (lily) flower, lotus, sua (milkwood), cuc hoa mi (white daisy) or phuong (flamboyant).

In these days of early March, when the cold is swept away and the sun light has come, pink violet ban (bauhinia variegata) and white sua flowers are in full bloom.

Coming to Ha Noi at this time, one can notice the loc vung (barringtonia acutangula) changing its leaves in the bank of Hoan Kiem Lake.

The signature aroma of pomelo flower will also linger in one’s mind when passing by the pomelo flower baskets of the vendors.

Early March is also the time ban flower is in its full bloom. The streets like Thanh Nien, Hoang Dieu or Phan Chu Trinh are covered with the pink violet carpet of flowers.

This is also an ideal time for locals to take photos with the blooming flowers as the seasons transition. VNS

Transition: Though it is still spring, some types of trees have started changing their leaves.
Spring has sprung: Pink violet ban flower which are found in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien is also blooming in Ha Noi.
Bright red: Loc vung (barringtonia acutangula) changes its leaves in March.

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