|Young women in traditional long dress under a kapok tree in Yen Mo District, the northern province of Ninh Binh.
Large old gao trees, ancient wells and communal houses are common features of rural villages.
|An old kapok tree in Ngai Communal House in the northern province of Thai Binh.
The tree is called Po Lang in the Central Highlands region. It is said to have originated in India before being taken to Indonesia, China, Taiwan and Vietnam.
|A kapok tree in Nga Son, Thanh Hoa.
This year the weather will get warm soon so the flowers will come into full bloom sooner.
Bright red flowers signal the end of spring.
|The tranquil beauty of a village in Nga Son District, the central province of Thanh Hoa. VNS Photos Viet Ho
The flowers stay beautiful for a few weeks before falling when summer comes. Then the young buds of leaves will appear on bare branches.