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Apr 12, 2023 / 09:07

Poetic beauty of Perfume Pagoda in Bombax Ceiba Blossom season

Every April, the spectacular blossoms of Bombax Ceiba grace the historic Perfume Pagoda in Hanoi.

When the warm spring sun begins to light up the streets, it is also the time when fresh flowers bloom brilliantly in the famous Huong or Perfume Pagoda on the outskirts of Hanoi.

The Bombax Ceiba, called Hoa Gao in Vietnamese, is considered a typical spring flower of Hanoi. It is widely planted downtown and in the famous pagoda in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District. 

When summer knocks at the door, it is time for the Bombax Ceiba tree to "change clothes". All the leaves fall off, leaving the tree with only flowers. The bright red color of the blossoms adds to the poetic scenery of the century-old pagoda.

Part of Perfumed Pagoda in Hanoi.
 Visitors to Perfume Pagoda or the Huong Son Scenic Area in late spring and early summer can admire the beauty of thousands of Hoa Gao blooming in the Canary Stream.
Sitting on a wooden boat on the way to the pagoda while admiring the marvelous scenery dyed with velvety red ‘rice flowers’ would be pleasant. 
Hundreds of beautiful flowers look like little burning torches, brightening a somewhat gloomy room.
 The lovely flowers accentuate the beautiful natural scene with the historic pagoda roofs in the background.
 Wonderful flowers in the spring.
From afar, visitors can admire the flowers along Thien Tru Pagoda in the pagoda complex. 
 When the flowers bloom, the cold of winter gradually disappears, signaling that summer is just around the corner.
 The dazzling beauty of the flowers captivates every visitor to the historic landmark of Perfume Pagoda. 
 Located more than 10 km from Perfume Pagoda, Doan Nu village in An My commune, My Duc district is famous for its "Bombax Ceiba Road" with dozens of rice flowers in full bloom every late spring.

The flower's surreal beauty accentuates the splendor of the surrounding natural environment.

 It also helps to dispel the gloomy weather of the late spring days and lights a small fire of joy for the visitors of the place.

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