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Splendid red maple leaves 'warm up' Hanoi's cold days

January 18, 2021 | 16:08

Over 100 maple trees surrounding the Korean Embassy in Hanoi are coloring the area with fierce red leaves. The new hue brings a new life to the capital's splendor as the Lunar year of 2020 is drawing to a close.

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The maple tree line stretches for over 300m around the Korean Ambassy in Hanoi's Bac Tu Liem district. The species is the three-lobed maple one, with outstanding features including small leaf size, long petiole, the leaf stem split into three lobes and serrated leaf edge. Three-lobed maple is popular in Japan, Korea, China and Thailand.

Red maple tree, in general, belongs to the tropical climate. As Hanoi is bracing for prolonged cold spell, the maple line is reddened simultaneously, bringing a new charm to the capital.

Splendid red maple leaves 'warm up' Hanoi's cold days
(Photo: Tin Tuc)

The 300 m long maple trees in the Korean Embassy area are in bright red during the leaf-changing season.

Splendid red maple leaves 'warm up' Hanoi's cold days
(Photo: Tin Tuc)

The three-lobed maple is quite popular in Japan, Korea, Thailand, China.

Splendid red maple leaves 'warm up' Hanoi's cold days
(Photo: Tin Tuc)

A girl taking a selfie with the red maple leaf.

Splendid red maple leaves 'warm up' Hanoi's cold days
(Photo: Tin Tuc)

The whole tree line changes its color to bright red is a rare sight in the area.

Splendid red maple leaves 'warm up' Hanoi's cold days
(Photo: Tin Tuc)

A local doing morning run under the maple trees' capony.

Splendid red maple leaves 'warm up' Hanoi's cold days
(Photo: Tin Tuc)

This maple tree line is, however, not quite well-known among Hanoians though it has been grown for a logn time.

Splendid red maple leaves 'warm up' Hanoi's cold days
(Photo: Tin Tuc)
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(Photo: Tin Tuc)
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