31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / My HaNoi / City Guide
Uniquely in Hanoi: the 300-year-old Bun Flower Tree in full bloom
Ngoc Tu - Thuy Duong 08:23, 2021/04/07
The “treasure" tree of Dinh Thon village is in full bloom with wonderful bright yellow flowers in late Spring.

The only Bun Flower Tree in Hanoi is planted in front of the Cultural House of Dinh Thon village. Initially, the brilliant flowers have the pure white color, then turn bright yellow when they are in full bloom, releasing a mild sweet fragrance. 

The tree is also known as Bach hoa or Man man (Capparaceae) which blooms only once a year in late March or early April.
According to villagers, the tree has a lifespan of hundreds of years. From the old trunk, two large branches grow with wide canopy.
The tree is 30 meter high with a big canopy of around 40meter wide, shading over the alley No 176, Dinh Thon village. 

Each flower carries 13 to 18 stamens, each with about 10 centimeters long. The plural stamina is in purple color. When the flowers are about to bloom, the stamens rising out of the flower petals look like a spider’s tiny legs. 

The beautiful and unique flowers are short-lived, just one month.

The flowers grow in clusters, the ones in the middle of the cluster are white while the outer flowers are yellow. The fragrance of the flowers is most intense at night and early in the morning.

At the season of Bun Flowers, professional photographers as well as amateurs cannot resist the temptation to capture beautiful photos here.

Bun trees often grow wild in the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Binh and Thua Thien - Hue and are rarely planted in big cities of Vietnam. The Bun flower tree in Dinh Thon village, My Dinh ward, Nam Tu Liem has been so far the only and oldest in Hanoi.

RELATED NEWS
TAG: The beauty of Hanoi in late spring Bun Flower Tree The 300-year-old “treasure tree” of Bun flower tree My Dinh ward Nam Tu Liem Flower tree Uniquely in Hanoi the 300-year-old
Other news
10:24, 2022/24/21
Hanoi’s specialty listed among CNN's best Asian noodle dishes
Pho, Bun cha and Cao lau were praised by US news site CNN to be the best the most mouth-watering noodle dishes across Asia.
18:11, 2022/11/17
Where to go and what to do in Hanoi for locals and tourists?
Famous tourist attractions in Hanoi and tours between the capital city and neighboring provinces will help turn the visits on the occasion of the 31st SEA Games into memorable experiences.
21:59, 2022/59/08
Hanoi Culinary and Craft Festival to celebrate SEA Games 31
The five-day festival will be a part of the city’s celebrations for the 31st SEA Games.
17:56, 2022/56/14
Travelbook: Six things to do in Hanoi
Having not tried a cyclo tour around the Old Quarter, missing the Temple of Literature visit or skipping the pho bo soup when visiting Hanoi, foreign tourists would be very sorry.
17:39, 2022/39/31
“Hanoi- Travel to Love” to boost the city’s tourism
The Hanoi Tourism Festival 2022, themed “Hanoi- Travel to Love”, is expected to enrich cultural activities and attract tourists to the capital.
21:31, 2022/31/19
Tour to admire Bombax Ceiba flower in Hanoi opens
The courtyard of the Vietnam National Museum turns into a romantic destination with thousands of red-dyed Hoa Gao flowers, evoking familiar images of the northern countryside.