Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

A sea of yellow has descended on the streets around Ho Tay, West Lake, in Hanoi in recent days thanks to the blossoming of colourful Muong Hoang Yen, also known as golden shower trees, which mark the beginning of summer.

Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer
The flowers of the golden shower trees, scientifically known as Cassia fistula, are beginning to bloom and fill the streets of Hanoi with a vibrant yellow colour.
Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summerEach branch holds around five buds which contain oval shaped petals.

Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

The yellow buds form in bunches measuring between 20 and 40 centimetres.
Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

The golden shower is the national flower of Thailand.

Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

Together with bang lang, the crape myrtle, and phuong vi, the flamboyant flower, golden shower trees help make the summer more colourful and the streets feel far more poetic.

Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer
The flowers can be seen in full bloom from May until July.
Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

The streets look increasingly beautiful as they are adorned with the yellow blossoms.
Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

Here are some photos of the bright yellow flowers on the streets:
Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

Golden shower trees in Hanoi mark arrival of summer

Dan Tri/VOV

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