Giant crape-myrtle flowers marks summer arrival in Hanoi

20:21 13/05/2022

Giant crape-myrtle flowers, known as “Bang lang” in Vietnamese, are now blooming beautifully throughout Hanoi, bringing a sense of poetic beauty to the capital as summer is coming.

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Hanoi has been dubbed the City of Flowers, as colorful blooms appear in the city throughout the twelve months of the year. Giant crape-myrtle flower is a must-named flower among many others.
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Giant crape-myrtle flowers add a touch of purple to the summer of Hanoi every May.
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Bang lang is a common flower found throughout South Asia, with giant crape-myrtle trees planted to make urban landscapes appear more beautiful and also to create shade.
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Giant crape-myrtle flowers is so called "friend of students", as it often blooms at the end of an academic year.
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Each flower features six thin and light petals
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Seeing the purple flowers around Hanoi helps to make the city a more pleasant place
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Visitors can find giant crape-myrtle flowers on many streets of Hanoi these days.
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A fresh morning starts with a torch of romantic purple color.
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After fully blooming, the rich colours of giant crape-myrtle flowers begin to fade and finally fall off from their branches altogether.
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The purple flowers dotted around the streets make the summer of Hanoi a memorable scene.

By An Nhien (Photo: VNA)