Water lilies blossom in Yen stream

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Magnificent purple water lilies are in bloom along the Yen stream that leads to the Huong (Perfumed) pagoda in the southwest of the capital city of Hanoi.

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Water lilies often bloom at dawn and emerge from the water at a height of 10-20cm. The leaf buds of water lilies are often reddish-brown before taking on a shiny-green colour.

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Visitors have to get up early and row a boat to Yen stream between 6am and 9am to enjoy the water lilies in full bloom.

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Differing from the busy atmosphere in spring, come summer, Huong pagoda is quiet and tranquil with the stunning beauty of pink and purple water lilies. The rental price of a small boat for two persons ranges between VND100,000 and VND120,000.


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According to a local resident, this area has been submerged in water two times this year, so the flower season has arrived later than in previous years. 

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A bunch of ten water lilies flower is priced at just VND50,000 and visitors often buy them for taking beautiful photos.

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Huong pagoda belongs to Huong Son commune, My Duc district and is about a 60km drive from Hanoi.

 

Source: VietNamNet

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