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Blossoming ablaze red bombax ceiba paints Thay Pagoda a highlighted sketch.

16:18 | 12/03/2020

The amazing red color of bombax ceiba blossoming in front of the gate of the ten-century-old Thay Pagoda has become the iconic beauty in March that is hard to be found elsewhere.

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blossoming ablaze red bombax ceiba paints thay pagoda a highlighted sketch
Photo by Hà Thành/Vnexpress

The bird-eye view of the whole premise of Thay Pagoda located on Sai Son mountain, Quoc Oai district, Hanoi. Legend is said that the pagoda was built on the dragon land with its main gate looking to the South while the left side of the religious relic is the Long Dau mountain and its back and right sides lie on Sai Son mountain.

blossoming ablaze red bombax ceiba paints thay pagoda a highlighted sketch
Photo by Hà Thành/Vnexpress

A branch of bombax ceiba swoops down the water communal on the lake. This is a symbolic architecture of the Thay pagoda. During festive periods, the area usually becomes a stage for water puppet shows.

blossoming ablaze red bombax ceiba paints thay pagoda a highlighted sketch
Photo by Hà Thành/Vnexpress

Every March, the bombax ceiba blossoms flourish paiting a highlighted sketch for the ancient pagoda.

blossoming ablaze red bombax ceiba paints thay pagoda a highlighted sketch
Photo by Hà Thành/Vnexpress

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the whole parts of the bombax ceiba tree can be used for hydration and detoxifying. Particularly, flowers are used to treat many diseases such as peptic ulcers.

blossoming ablaze red bombax ceiba paints thay pagoda a highlighted sketch
Photo by Hà Thành/Vnexpress

During the flowering season, all leaves fall while only bright red flowers on the branches. The bombax ceiba trees here are believed to be more special because of their swooping branches.

blossoming ablaze red bombax ceiba paints thay pagoda a highlighted sketch
Photo by Hà Thành/Vnexpress

The flowering season lasts nearly a month and gradually fades until the tree produces tender leaves. The flower is also known by many other names such as po-lang.

Ha An/ VNF