Hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers

16:56 | 08/05/2018
In May, Hanoi streets are decorated with the bright purple tones of giant crape-myrtle flowers, known as Bang Lang in Vietnamese.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
The giant crape-myrtle is a native plant of India, hence its other name, Pride of India.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Crape myrtle has been grown in many places in Hanoi.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
The flower has been considered the symbol of the capital city, signalling the arrival of summer.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Truc Khe street is decorated with giant crape-myrtle flowers.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Crape-myrtle flowers on Kim Ma Street.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
A corner of West Lake.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
The purple flowers make the city more pleasant on the scorching sun.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
After full bloom, the giant crape-myrtle flowers begin to fade and finally fall off from their branches.
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers
Hanoi turns purple with crape myrtle flowers

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