When Hanoi wears an autumn outfit in spring

By Kieu Duong, Vu Minh Quan   February 15, 2019 | 11:13 am GMT+7

As February comes the Vietnamese capital briefly takes on the look of fall to remind people how beautiful it is.

When Hanoi wears an autumn outfit in spring

The famous loc vung (freshwater mangrove) tree on Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) at the city's center turns yellow every year during the lunar new year holiday Tet and autumn.

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Another loc vung tree by a restaurant on Le Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District is decorated with shiny traditional non la, or conical hats, of Vietnam.

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On Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District bang lang (giant crepe-myrtle) trees are transforming as spring arrives. Its leaves fall every time the wind blows.

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The red and orange of the fallen leaves don’t last long and they turn brown in just a day.

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A mattress of yellow leaves on Tran Quoc Toan Street, Hoan Kiem District.

The loc vung is the symbol of fortune in Vietnam, so having a tree near the house is a sign of luck and prosperity.

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A line of loc vung trees at the Vietnam National University in Cau Giay District.

A student said the trees changed color within just two weeks.

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The change can easily be seen in the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake. Visitors can mistake it for autumn, but it’s actually just in spring time.

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A romantic Hanoi emerges, as the weather turns warm and nice and the drizzle makes it easy to fall in love with the city.

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The cyclos on the street add to the beauty of the capital.

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This image shows the typical beauty of old Hanoi: a tree turning red by a house with a French design.

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Other hues like red, white and green burst out and are a treat for the eyes.

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Foreigners can’t help but take out their cameras to capture these stunning moments

 
 
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