Flamboyant blooms paint the town red in Hue

By Le Huy Hoang Hai   June 30, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Flamboyant trees, called ‘flame of the forest’, adds seasonal flamboyance to the ancient capital town of Hue.

Flamboyant blooms paint the town red in Hue

Flamboyant flowers bloom on the banks of the iconic Perfume River (Song Huong), one of the top tourist attractions in Hue. 

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Hue in central Vietnam was the political seat of power and a cultural and religious hub under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the country's last royal family.

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Two girls in white ao dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) pose for a photo next to the a flamboyant tree along the Truong Tien Bridge spanning the Huong River.  

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This is a good time for local photographers as many girls and women of all ages love to get their pictures taken against the backdrop of flamboyant flowers.

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A foreign tourist uses her smart phone to capture the red blossoms while walking on the Truong Tien Bridge.

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Flamboyant trees, also called royal poinciana and flame trees, are a familiar sight in Vietnam and called "the school age flower" because it usually blooms as the academic year ends.

Hue is home to around 1,000 flamboyant trees and the last days of June are the best time of the year to enjoy their beauty and have photographs taken with them. 

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Flamboyant trees line a street in Hue.

Now is a good time to ride bicycles around the city that offers a slow pace of life and quietude difficult to find in other cities.

A video captures the beauty of Hue from above.

 
 
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