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Photo of the Day: Red silk-cotton flowers in northern Vietnam

Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:23 GMT+7
Photo of the Day: Red silk-cotton flowers in northern Vietnam
A photo captures a red silk-cotton tree in full bloom in Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. Photo: @the_prabster

Indian photographer Prabu Mohan captured this photo of a blooming red silk-cotton tree in Ninh Binh, Vietnam in March.

He wrote: 

"March is the time for ‘hoa gao' (literally rice flowers in English), a loving Vietnamese name for Bombax Ceiba, in full bloom. 

All the old leaves fall down, leaving the tree with only flowers. The trees now look like a burning torch with hundreds of red fires. 

‘Hoa gao’ is also called by many other beautiful names in English such as Malabar silk-cotton tree, red silk-cotton, red cotton tree or kapok.  

In Vietnam, rice flowers are associated with the spring in the northern parts of the country. 

So March is one of my favorite times of the year to go looking for ‘hoa gao' trees in the countryside of northern Vietnam. 

These vibrant red silk cotton trees complement the green rice fields during this month. 

The one in the photo is my favorite and was captured in Yen Mo District, Ninh Binh Province. 

After visiting here a couple of times, I managed to get some good light at sunset on this visit. 

If you are looking to take photos of ‘hoa gao' trees in the north, this is the best time."

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