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Vietnam’s rare lotus species

Vietnam has a wide variety of lotuses, some with scores of petals in layers and others growing two to a stalk.

Lotus season attracts selfie bees

Vietnam's national flower, an endless inspiration for folk songs, poems and paintings, have become a honeypot that attracts selfie and Instagram bees.

Hawkers on bicycles peddle fragrance on the go

'Tis the lotus season and women sellers go around Hanoi with the iconic flower on their bikes.
June 19, 2019 | 12:27 pm GMT+7

Explore Dong Thap, land of the lotus, for just $20

Dong Thap is beautiful year round. But May to November is the season when lotus flowers bloom and orchards fruit.
November 25, 2018 | 04:06 pm GMT+7

Nostalgic Vietnamese vitalizes country map with 'rock' lotus

Her longing for motherland enticed her to create a two-meter map and a star, all made of succulent, or “rock” lotus in Vietnamese.
September 14, 2018 | 10:47 am GMT+7

When Saigon blushes pink

Summer is a time when lotuses are in bloom, charming people with their beauty and fragrance.
July 07, 2018 | 01:17 pm GMT+7

A heady fragrance brews as lotuses bloom in Hanoi

Connoisseurs insist that the best lotus tea needs flowers from the West Lake area.
June 19, 2018 | 08:06 am GMT+7

Summer treat: Lotus fields enchant visitors in central Vietnam

Fields of lotuses stretch to the horizon in a village at the heart of Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province.
April 20, 2018 | 08:34 am GMT+7

Float away on a lotus leaf at this pagoda in southern Vietnam

The majestic king lotus is at its magnificent best at this time of year as the floods engulf Dong Thap Province.
October 06, 2017 | 11:27 am GMT+7

Meet the Willy Wonka of Vietnam's lotus kingdom

In a village not far from Hanoi's busiest streets, a man builds a flowery paradise that can match pure imagination.
June 27, 2017 | 04:46 pm GMT+7
 
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