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Pristine white lotus enchants flower lovers in Hanoi

Pure and elegant, the lotus is like a gift from nature to the summer.

Pristine and charming white lotus flowers are in full bloom in a 7.2-hectare field at the Center for Experimental and Vocational Training of the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture in Hanoi's Gia Lam District.

The field, about 20 kilometers from downtown Hanoi, has been a magnet for visitors for a glimpse of the scenic site.

Lotus, considered the national flower of Vietnam, is grown in many parts of the country. However, it has a unique charm when planted in Hanoi. 

La Tien Hiep, Technical Manager of the lotus center said that the most typical one of the center is white lotus species"The white lotus is native to India. Each lotus stalk can grow up to 2 meters high, while its roots spread deep under the thick mud," Hiep told The Hanoi Times.

The lotus field in Gia Lam District has become a photogenic destination for young people over the past five years. Photos: Duy Khanh/The Hanoi Times

White lotus blooms earlier than pink lotus and grows best in May/June.

The pure, gentle lotus with delicate white petals captures the hearts of many flower lovers. 

Pure and elegant, the lotus is like a gift from nature to the summer.

The lotus flower stands for purity, nobility, and strength. 

 A girl in the Vietnamese traditional long dress (Ao dai) poses for a photo at the white lotus pond.

 The white lotus is in full splendor at dawn, partially closing its petals to avoid the blazing midday sun.