Hanoi’s roadsides blanketed by stunning red kapok trees
Roads and streets in Hanoi brightened with blooming kapok trees.
| Kapok trees, also known as Moc Mien or Po Lang, are planted sporadically around Hanoi. However, the red color of the blooming trees is always imposing.|
| Located in the National History Museum, Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, this kapok tree is probably the biggest and most beautiful one in the capital city. |
| When blooming, five big and thick petals of the flower open all at once.|
| March is the blooming season of kapok trees.|
| Blooming kapok trees indicate that the cold winter days are about to be over and the summer is coming.|
| Impressive ancient kapok trees when blooming.|
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