It’s no wonder that the song “Hanoi 12 seasons of flowers” easily touches the hearts of listeners, especially those who love Hanoi. Hanoi has a typical tropical climate of northern Vietnam, with four distinct springs, summers, autumns and winters that always bring in a poetic and romantic beauty from typical flowers with distinct beauty. That gentle beauty makes anyone traveling far to remember about an idyllic but charming Hanoi.
1. January – Peach blossom
January is the first month of the year, although this time, Hanoi still has low temperatures, even with sunshine it can still be freezing, but this is also the time when Hanoi is gentle and warm. more charming by the shy peach branches, blooming buds on old bicycles walking around the streets. Looking at the delicate petals fluttering in the dusty rain, everyone must feel flutter because spring has begun to knock on everyone’s door.
Cherry blossom season in Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
Referring to Hanoi peach blossom, it is definitely impossible to ignore Nhat Tan peach blossom village. Nhat Tan Flower Village is the most famous flower growing village in Ha Thanh land in Tay Ho district, Hanoi. Nhat Tan peach blossoms are brightly colored with thick petals and have beautiful tree shapes. On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, the peach blossoms bloom again and attract a lot of young Hanoians from all over the world to visit, take pictures and buy peaches.
Nhat Tan Peach Garden. Image: Collectibles
2. February – Flowers
Ban flower is a typical flower of the Northwest, starting to appear in Hanoi since the 1960s. In winter, the tree sheds leaves and puts resin on the stem to feed the buds. From late February to early March, flowers begin to bloom. blooms and lasts about a month, becoming a feature of the city. The flower ban has 5 petals, usually white with pink, purple, purple and pink stripes. Ban flowers in Hanoi are purple or pale purple flowers.
Ban flower season in Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
The streets with the most ban flowers are the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake, Bac Son, Dien Bien Phu, Hang Bong, Thanh Nien Street, Lenin Park… But perhaps the most beautiful is Hoang Dieu Street, for area of Bac Son Monument. There is a walking path here, with about 20 banyan trees planted in a straight line, with white, purple and pink colors fluttering in the cold wind, bringing extremely romantic beauty to Hanoi.
The streets are filled with flowers. Image: Collectibles
3. March – Sua flower
Hanoi has a lot of “exclusive” flower seasons, and one of them is the succulent flower. Sua flower season in Hanoi usually starts from the end of February, in the spring weather is clear with drizzle and humid climate. Sua flowers do not bloom sporadically, but each time they bloom, they will cover the whole tree, brightening up a corner of the sky. And every time there is a wind blowing, dozens, hundreds of white flowers fall down, creating a very romantic scene, moving people.
The season of succulents in Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
Sua trees are most abundant on Phan Dinh Phung, Hoang Hoa Tham, Phan Chu Trinh, Giang Vo or Thanh Nien streets. In addition, you can also see a few succulent trees on Lang Street or a wide canopy tree in the middle of the yard of Me Tri dormitory located on Luong The Vinh street.
White succulent flowers. Image: Collectibles
4. April – Lilies
Lilies are also known as “April flowers” by Hanoi people, because lilies bloom only once in April every year, which is considered a sign of “calling” summer. Although not as bright and fragrant as many other flowers, the simple white color creates a very unique pure beauty for lilies. In the midst of the blazing sun in early summer, with the pure white color of flowers and the green color of leaves and stems, bouquets of lilies on the flower carts appear all over the streets and alleys, making the capital suffocating. Ordinary days suddenly become poetic and romantic.
The season of Hanoi lilies. Image: Collectibles
Lilies follow people everywhere. Image: Collectibles
5. May – Phoenix flower
Every summer, from mid-May to June, phoenix flowers begin to bloom all over the streets of Hanoi, pouring down their roots to form flower beds that attract anyone passing by. The red color of the phoenix flower in the summer days seems to give Hanoi a fresher and more attractive new shirt.
The season of phoenix flowers in Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
Phuong is interspersed with lilac flowers in many routes around Hoan Kiem Lake, so when summer comes, it looks very prominent thanks to its purple – red color. You can go to Hoan Kiem lake, West lake, To Lich riverside road… to admire this brilliant summer color.
Phoenix flowers by Hoan Kiem Lake. Image: Collectibles
6. June – Lotus
June is considered one of the most beautiful months of the year in Hanoi, when the lotus season begins to bloom, giving off a fragrant scent to the capital. In the hot and sultry weather of summer, seeing the street vendors full of lotus flowers is really a pleasure that brings an indescribable feeling of joy.
Lotus season in Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
In addition to the street vendors that are easily seen on bicycles in streets such as Yen Phu, Thanh Nien, Mai Xuan Thuong, etc., you can also go to Quang An flower markets, Dong Xuan markets… to find and buy them. Give yourself the most beautiful lotus bouquets.
Lotus flowers in West Lake. Image: Collectibles
In addition, West Lake lotus pond is also a place not to be missed. In each lotus season, the large lake is covered with thousands of huge lotus leaves, interspersed with lotus flower buds stretching out to the sun and wind. There, the dress owners will open a service to enjoy tea, rent ao dai for guests to take photos. This is also the lotus harvest season to marinate the tea of the artisans.
7. July – Crocodile flower
Crocodile flowers are likened to the alarm clock of the summer of Hanoi, every time the crocs on both sides of the road start to lose their leaves, revealing delicate flower clusters, people whisper about another summer coming. , so close. Not as brilliant as a sunflower, not as beautiful as a lotus, the crocodile flower quietly gives itself a private space, carefree with the wide sky and wind, but still has the power to make people’s hearts ecstatic.
Crocodile flower. Image: Collectibles
Crocodile flowers are milky white or yellowish, inflorescences are tiny, round like lovely pearls, fluttering and frolicking in the wind. Although not very fragrant, the crocodile flower also has a scent that makes many Hanoians fall in love. Maybe you won’t recognize those scents because of the hundreds of other scents on the street. But somewhere in July, there is still a subtle sweetness of the gentle, faint crocodile flower.
Crocodile flowers fall on the streets of Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
8. August – Strawberry flowers with oval skin
Every time August slowly returns, the people of Hanoi come across the image of tiny, tiny white strawberry flowers on every street. Mulberry is a plant with strong vitality despite looking at the fragile petals. Just plug an old branch into the ground and it will automatically take root, sprout, sprout, and flourish. When blooming, strawberry flowers form tiny clusters. Every time there is a wind blowing, each petal falls, white the road.
Strawberry flower season. Image: Collectibles
Imagine, the feeling at the end of summer when the sky still smells of hot sun, just seeing the color of white flowers and moon on the blue sky between the roads, it is natural to feel summer suddenly. lost.
Flowers bloom in tiny clusters. Image: Collectibles
9. September – Milk flower
A Hanoi entering autumn with gentle, chilly winds and the passionate scent of milk flowers spreading throughout the streets, gradually over time has become an indispensable part of this place. It can be said that milk flowers are the specialty of autumn in Hanoi.
Hanoi milk flower. Image: Collectibles
Milk flower season really starts from the end of September and lasts until about early December of the solar calendar. Usually, towards the end of the season, the milk flower flavor is stronger. And especially at night, the accumulated heat of a day stimulates milkweed to bloom. Milk flowers are not as colorful as phoenix and purple lily flowers, but are “compensated” with a unique, even unique, scent. Each time the season comes, each tree blooms white flowers into luxuriant clusters, the wind may push the scent of flowers away.
Each tree bears white flowers in luxuriant clusters. Image: Collectibles
There are streets in Hanoi known as “Milk Flower Street”, because there is a tree every few meters. The streets to mention are Quang Trung, Nguyen Du, then Duy Tan, Quan Thanh, Le Quang Dao, Lo Duc, and Dao Tan. Especially, Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Dong Da district is about 1.7 km long, but there are about hundred milk flower trees.
10. October – Chrysanthemum flowers
Don’t know since when did chrysanthemums become “autumn specialties in Hanoi”, just one morning when you wake up, walk down the street and see the daisies wrapped carefully on bicycles, you know autumn is coming. it’s true. Those white, small petals make Hanoi’s winter gentle and unmistakable.
The season of chrysanthemums in Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
Each daisy season lasts only about three weeks, during this period, you can easily see white daisies on streets like Giang Vo, Yen Phu, Phan Dinh Phung, and Tran Nhat Duat. …Also, you can find daisies in familiar places such as Nhat Tan flower village, Red river rock beach, Tay Tuu flower village.
Chrysanthemum garden. Image: Collectibles
11. November – Heather
In the last months of the year, besides the beauty of outstanding autumn flowers such as daisies, Hanoi becomes even more special because of the picturesque purple heather season. Purple heather is a flower originating from Italy introduced to Vietnam and has a strong vitality in cold and cool climates of Vietnam such as Da Lat and the northern provinces, including Hanoi.
The season of purple heather flowers in Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
In November, you will easily admire purple heather flowers on carts passing through the street on cold days. This flower only appears on the street for about two weeks and then disappears, before the cold winds of winter rush through.
Purple heather garden. Image: Collectibles
12. December – Canola flower
In the winter of Hanoi, the brilliant yellow rapeseed flower gardens in full bloom are also what makes people stand still. If with daisies, you can easily come across the roadside flowers, weaving in every corner of Hanoi, then with mustard flowers, to fully admire the beauty of this flower, you must come to this place. garden, but the farther the gardens are from the city center, the more beautiful they are.
Canola flower season in Hanoi. Image: Collectibles
Usually, mid-December onwards will be the most beautiful time for mustard flowers to bloom, however, the blooming time is very short, only about two weeks. Therefore, in January, please take advantage of visiting the Yen Vien Gia Lam cabbage gardens, Trau Quy cabbage garden, Phu Dong cabbage garden, Thach Ban mustard garden….
Canola flower garden. Image: Collectibles
With 12 typical flower seasons, twelve flowing streams and twelve wonderful things, make a different Hanoi. That is “The nostalgia for the day we went away. These are the longings to come back” (Hanoi 12 seasons of flowers).