Come April, and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta sparkles in pink

By Huynh Phuong   April 13, 2019 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

April is the time that pink shower trees bloom in the Mekong Delta provinces like An Giang and Dong Thap.

Photo by Huynh Phuc Hau.

Photo by Huynh Phuc Hau

A pink shower tree blooms on the end of a pond amidst lush green rice fields in An Giang Province.

The pink shower tree (Cassia bakeriana), native to Southeast Asia, is usually planted for its beauty. It also offers locals some shade.

Photo by Huynh Phuc Hau.

Photo by Huynh Phuc Hau

A countryside scene in Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province.

The early summer sunshine of April, when the seasonal rains first appear, is when the pink shower trees shed their leaves and the flowers bloom in profusion.

Photo by Ming Huynh.

Photo by Ming Huynh

Women wearing the Vietnamese traditional dress, ao dai, pose for a picture under flowering pink shower trees in Cao Lanh District, Dong Thap Province.

Photo by Huynh Phuc Hau.

Photo by Huynh Phuc Hau

Visitors to An Giang and Dong Thap can see the pink shower trees in bloom along roads, fields and rivers and in house gardens.

Photo by Van Thai.

Photo by Van Thai

The pink shower trees in bloom on a small country road in Chau Phu District, An Giang Province.

Photo by Ngoc Thanh Hong.

Photo by Ngoc Thanh Hong

A young woman harvests yellow chrysanthemums under a pink shower tree in Phu Tan District, An Giang Province.

Photo by Ngoc Thanh Hong.

Photo by Ngoc Thanh Hong

Also in Phu Tan District, a beautiful scene with a small bridge over a stream on the banks of which stands a tree with its distinct pink canopy. 

Photo by Ngoc Thanh Hong.

Photo by Ngoc Thanh Hong

The flowers bloom along the banks of a ditch in Phu Tan District.

 
 
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