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The flowers are easily spotted on many streets throughout Hanoi, including Tran Khanh Du, Pham Ngu Lao, and Giai Phong.
An old bombax ceiba tree can be found inside the National Museum of History, said to be nearly 100 years old.
The tree originates from India, although now it can be seen growing in many cities and provinces throughout the northern region of Vietnam.
For local people, the sight of these cup-shaped five-petal flowers blossoming marks the beginning of the summer.
These stunning flowers are also known by their other Vietnamese names, Moc Mien and Po Lang.
The large blossom comes out almost at once, thereby making the entire tree look like it is in flames on a street corner.
The flowers tend to blossom for a few weeks before falling to the street and changing leaves.
Each flower features a total of five petals, making it look like a burning torch.
Flowers falling to the street typically attracts young people who want to snap elegant photos.
When the flowers are in full bloom they brighten up a corner on the banks of Ho Guom, also known as Sword Lake.
An old tree in Thay Pagoda in Quoc Oai district on the outskirts of Hanoi is known for its ancient beauty.
An image of dazzling trees situated in rural areas is the inspiration for photos, paintings, songs, and literature.

Bombax ceiba blossoms come out throughout Hanoi in March

(VOVWORLD) - Flowering Hoa Gao, also known by their scientific name as bombax ceiba, have become a common sight across the capital during March as they serve to brighten every street with their impressive red color.