Hanoi is charming, with several interesting towns named after the flowers a long time ago and the natural landscapes filled with the pink water lily.
THE TOWNS WITH THE NAMES OF FLOWERS IN HANOI
The oldest one is Kim Lien Town, of which “Kim Lien” means the yellow lotus, named after the antique village in Dong Da District. According to the history, since King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thanh Long in 1010, the area in the south of the capital had a village called “Dong Lam.” Then, in the year of 1961, under the reign of King Le Than Tong, that village was renamed to “Kim Hoa” (meaning the Yellow Flower). Then, King Thieu Tri changed the name to “Kim Lien” (the Yellow Lotus) which is used until now.
Lotus Flowers at Tay Ho West Lake in Hanoi
The other town with the lotus name is “Lien Tri” which means the Lotus Pond. In the past, this village was originally named “Lien Thuy,” then changed to “Lien Duong.” After all, it is called “Lien Tri” named after the local pagoda. In Ha Dong District, opposite the Hanoi University of Architecture, there is an alley system with the authentic Vietnamese name as “Ao Sen” (the Lotus Pond).
Hanoi also has several ancient villages named after the gorgeous flowers such as “Bach Mai” (the White Apricot Flower) and “Hoang Mai” (the Yellow Apricot Flower). In the recent years, the capital city names some new roads along the Ho Tay (West Lake), namely Yen Hoa Town (in 2012) and Tu Hoa Town (in 2013), of which “Hoa” means “flower.” Each of the towns named after the flowers is highlighted with the lovely houses, and some are even decorated with the green and flowery walls.
THE NATURAL LANDSCAPES WITH WATER LILY IN HANOI
When you are in Hanoi, no need to move elsewhere to get yourself immersed in the picturesque landscapes filled with flowers. Just come to the area of Perfume Pagoda in Hanoi! The pagoda appears beautifully during the autumn season, without the festival, it brings the peaceful beauty amidst the fascinating Nenuphar (or water lily). In the beginning days of September, the streams of Yen Spring are not covered by boats and boats. Rather, it is bunches of water lily that beautify the natural sceneries. The pink color of the flowers creates the fairylike landscapes.
Perfume pagoda in Hanoi
On the blue background of the sky and the water, the pink water lily looks very lovely and mesmerizing. Thousands of the pink flowers are flowing on the streams, offering the wonderful settings for photography. The pink flowers and green leaves on the 4km Yen Spring make the way towards the well-known Perfume Pagoda highly inspiring. While the pagoda itself is tranquil and poetic, the full-of- water-lily- stream brings the extraordinary peace and romance. Coming there, you can do homage to the Buddhists, pray for the best, and cherish the peace of the countryside dotted with the shining bunches of water lily.
The best time to see the water lily in Yen Spring on Perfume Pagoda is around September, October, and November when the pink dominates the whole picturesque spring. There you join the quiet and pure world which is hard to find in the city atmosphere. That is the reason why people come to Yen Spring to seek peace right in the middle of Hanoi Capital. Not only does this place have a pagoda, mountain, and spring but it also owns the pink water lily. Please note that the water lily blossoms best in the early morning when the mist covers the mountainous scenery of the Perfume Pagoda. Therefore, if you love viewing the flowers and taking photos of them, please arrive as early as possible (around 7:00 – 9:00) to capture the right moments when it’s cool and the flowers blossom widely.
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