In early April, the area of Tinh Tam Lake, Imperial Hue is full of lotus giving the fragrant aroma to the whole region. The lotus season in the ancient capital creates new colors for Hue which is usually gloomy .
April is when lotus flowers in lagoons and lakes in Hue city and suburban areas started to show off their beauty and scent. The green color of the leaves blends with the purity of the white lotus, the freshness of the pink lotus bud, creates a beautiful picture of Hue. Photo: Truong Bui.
Lotus is a pure flower, has long been considered a symbol of Buddhism. Besides, the lotus is the Vietnamese National Flower, associated with the material and spiritual life of Vietnamese people. Possessing many different cultural beliefs and ancient temples, Hue is considered the God Land – “The capital of the gods.” Therefore, lotus flowers are often grown to serve the needs of worshiping, offering to ancestral altars on the occasion of the full moon of April. Photo: Truong Bui.
In the immense water, the lotus root stabs into the deep mud, looking for nutrients to have the fragrant flowers, green leaves. The Fresh aroma, the essence of the lotus, is a cure to cool down the shimmering sun that makes people’s hearts more peaceful and relaxed in the early days of summer. Photo: Truong Bui.
Leaves, branches, pistils, petals, no part of the lotus is wasted. Tea marinated with fragrant lotus petals is a gift that Hue people look forward to every summer. Elegant enjoyment of lotus tea dates back to the Nguyen Dynasty. Early in the morning, the king boarded a boat to admire the lotus lake, taking dew deposited on leaves to heat, mixed with tea brewed in flowers from the previous day. Photo: Hue, truly Vietnam.
In the early morning, the gentle, elegant lotus buds remind of the image of a tender Hue girl. At the Tinh Tam Lake area, Hue city, people could not help but flutter when they see white and pink lotuses rising high in the mud, catching the sunshine and the atmosphere of the ancient capital. Photo: Truong Bui.
Not only in Hue city but also the peaceful countryside, lotus flowers are also intercropped in ripe golden rice fields. In recent years, we can see lotus flowers in many places such as La Chu, Huong Vinh, Quang Dien. Photo: Hue, truly Vietnam.
Once the lotus has budded, the farmer will start harvesting until the end of the flowering season. After being harvested, flowers will be sold in Dong Ba and Tay Loc markets, the facilities producing seeds and lotus tea. The lotus in Tinh Tam Lake of Hue has been famous since ancient times, which used to tribute the king, making dishes, drinks such as longan lotus seed tea, royal tea. Photo: Hue, truly Vietnam.
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