‘Treasure’ tree of Dinh Thon village in full bloom

Residents in Hanoi’s Dinh Thon village consider Bun tree their ‘treasure’ which has had a strong attachment to generations of the villagers for more than 300 years. The tree is in full bloom with bright yellow flowers in late Spring.
‘Treasure’ tree of Dinh Thon village in full bloom hinh anh 1The tree is 30 meters high and 40 meters wide, shading over a whole alley in Dinh Thon village, My Dinh ward, Nam Tu Liem district. (Photo: Vietnamplus/VNA)
‘Treasure’ tree of Dinh Thon village in full bloom hinh anh 2Initially, Bun tree's flowers are white which turn bright yellow when they are in full bloom. (Photo: Vietnamplus/VNA)
‘Treasure’ tree of Dinh Thon village in full bloom hinh anh 3Each flower carries 13 to 18 stamens in red or purple colour. (Photo: Vietnamplus/VNA)
‘Treasure’ tree of Dinh Thon village in full bloom hinh anh 4Bun trees often grow wild in the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Binh and Thua Thien - Hue. The tree in Dinh Thon village, My Dinh ward, Nam Tu Liem district has been so far the only and oldest in Hanoi. (Photo: Vietnamplus/VNA)
‘Treasure’ tree of Dinh Thon village in full bloom hinh anh 5The tree is also known as Bach hoa or Man man (Capparaceae) which blooms only once a year in late March or early April. (Photo: Vietnamplus/VNA)
‘Treasure’ tree of Dinh Thon village in full bloom hinh anh 6At the season of Bun flowers, professional photographers as well as amateurs cannot resist the temptation to capture beautiful photos here. (Photo: Vietnamplus/VNA)
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