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Hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom

06:34 | 07/03/2020

White sua flowers, the iconic flower marking the turning of March, are blooming in profusion on Hanoi’s streets after starting a bit early this year. 

hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom

Hoa sua (Dalbergia tonkinensis) is associated with the changing weather patterns from spring to summer. This year, the flower began to bloom in February, earlier than usual. With over 1,400 sua trees, mostly on Phan Dinh Phung, Hoang Hoa Tham, Giang Vo, and Thanh Nien streets, the city is gracely donning a white dress.(Photo: Vnexpress)

hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom
White sua flowers grow in clusters of 7-9 mm. (Photo: Thanh nien)
hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom
Sua flowers' petals on the ground (Photo: thanh nien)
hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom

For Hanoians, white sua flowers have become an enduring symbol of the capital and the coming of summer.

Their beauty provides plenty of inspiration for photographers. (Photo: Vnexpress)

hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom
Sua flowers make a dream-like scence (Photo: Thanh nien)
hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom

White sua trees along the iconic Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hoan Kiem District, the heart of Hanoi. (Photo: Vnexpress)

hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom

Boasting an attractive fragrance, white sua flowers have long captured the heart of any passer-by. The fact that white sua flowers only bloom once a year for around a week, flocks of flower lovers and photo enthusiasts gather to embrace the nature's beauty and take best shots with the iconic flowers.

For poets and musicians, sua flowers honor the eternal love of couples and are a source of inspiration for their works. (Photo: Vnexpress)

hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom

Sua flowers add color to Bay Mau Lake in Thong Nhat Park in Hai Ba Trung District. (Photo: Vnexpress)

hanoi corners dazzle as white sua flowers in bloom

White sua flowers bloom against the yellow walls of Trung Tu apartment complex in Dong Da District. (Photo: Vnexpress)

VnExpress International/ Thanh Nien