Hanoi’s streets, parks and lakes are adorned with the burning red of flamboyant flowers in June.
Flamboyant, also known as flame tree, flowers are in full bloom in many roads and lakes such as West Lake, Truc Bach Lake, To Lich River in the summer.
Flame tree flowers are considered the iconic flora of summer in Hanoi. The variety blooms from April to June annually.
The flamboyant flowers are familiar with students across the country as the trees are planted extensively in school yards. The blooming flowers signal the end of the school year.
This flower has four petals with red-orange or magenta.
A branch of flame tree flowers in Thanh Nien street, around West Lake.
Flame trees near Truc Bach Lake.
A tricycle under the shade of the flame trees.
Braving the scorching heat, a Hanoian girl and photographer wasted no time taking the typical snapshots of Hanoi's summer at the line of blossoming flame trees.
Photos: Pham Hung (Kinh te & Do thi)