Beautiful orchid tree blossoms prettify Hanoi streets
Blossoming between middle February and early March, the white, red, and violet of Ban flowers lighten up Bac Son Street (near Ba Dinh Square), capturing the hearts of all passengers.
Every Hanoian knows that winter has truly ended when the Bauhinia variegata, most commonly called Ban Flower (Orchid tree flower), that line the city streets suddenly spring to life. (Photo: kenh14)
The white and purple Ban flower, scientifically known as Bauhinia Variegata, is typical to the northern mountainous region of Vietnam and often in blossom in spring.
Local people can easily find the flowering trees on Bac Son and Hoang Dieu Streets.
Many young people take photographs among the bright flowers to keep pretty pictures of the spring blossoms.
Some nearby destinations are also wonderful places to watch Ban flowers such as Lenin Monument, Thanh Nien Street, and Nguyen Du Street.
In the Thai’s concept, ban flower symbolizes not only love but also piousness, thankfulness.