April is when the streets of Saigon are dyed a golden brown color of oil flowers flying with the wind.
Oil blooms in March and April, the fruit has two wings. When the fruit is dry and windy, the fruit is like a pinwheel spread across the grass and the road.
Oily flowers have thin wings, yellow brown, divided into many types such as otters oil, black stars, brown dogs. This tree is grown in many places in the city center such as Le Duan, Pasteur, Pham Ngoc Thach, April 30 Park, September 23 Park. There are many trees over a hundred years old.
Along both sides of the road in the center such as Notre Dame Cathedral, people easily come across the ancient oil roots, dotted for the architectural scene to be more beautiful.
Oil flowers bloom in clusters on branches several dozen meters high.
When the flowers are dry, the wind will fall and rotate before landing on the ground. For many Saigon people, “pinwheel flower oil” has become a childhood memory. Watching the oil fly in the wind to feel relieved, peaceful life, softer.
A young man places oil petals on his hands to take pictures.
People walk and exercise on the dried oil flower carpet in Alexandre de Rhodes street (District 1).
The “carpet” of oil flowers before Ho Chi Minh City Post Office.