In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank

In March, the Kien Giang river in Le Thuy district, Quang Binh province flows peacefully through the rural village embellishing with the rustic beauty of crateva religiosa flowers (hoa bún).

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In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
After visiting the memorial house of General Vo Nguyen Giap in An Xa village, visitors can enjoy the colorful old tree in full bloom on the other side of the riverbank in Tuy Loc village. Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
Crateva religiosa is the scientific name of Cây Bún – originated from Japan, Australia, and widely distributed in Asian countries. When you first hear the name, you may think of a kind of herbaceous plant. However, Cây Bún is a tree with woody and solid stems. Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
Hoa Bún is not a strange kind of flower to anyone living in Tuy Loc village, Loc Thuy commune, Le Thuy district. Many people are attracted by its rustic beauty, coming to take pictures in the blooming season in March. Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
Caper trees in full blooms are the highlights of the village, drawing visitors’ attention. Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
The flowers bloom for only about a month, evoking memories of former student life among local inhabitants. Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
Many young people and photographers come there and take pictures of the flowers. Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
Cây Bún is also known as other Vietnamese names, including Bạch Hoa or Màn Màn. Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
The large blossom comes out almost at once brightening a village corner. Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
Photo: VOV
In photos: Rustic beauty of caper flowers on the Kien Giang riverbank
Cây Bún is a medium kind of wood tree which can grow up to about 15-20 meter high with cylindrical trunks; Their branches are often curved and very supple. Hoa Bún has 2 colors that are white and yellow. Each flower gives more leaves a reddish-purple color. The flowers bloom in March. Photo: VOV