Baskets containing grapefruit flowers have begun appearing throughout the streets of Hanoi with local residents enjoying taking in their pleasant sweet scent.
The season when grapefruits enter their blossoming period usually occurs between mid-February and early March each year.
Major streets throughout the capital such as Xa Dan, Giai Phong, Tay Son, and Pham Ngoc Thach are typical spots where street vendors sell Hoa Buoi, also known as grapefruit flowers.
As soon as the buds begin to emerge, the flowers are cut before being divided into smaller bunches.
The price of grapefruit flowers typically ranges between VND200,000 and 250,000 per kilogram.
For many people in Hanoi, grapefruit flowers represent one of the most popular items that can be found around the capital during spring.
The grapefruit flowers which go on sale in Hanoi are often brought in from neighbouring provinces such as Hung Yen and Hoa Binh.
With the yellow mustard flowers of Mu Cang Chai terraced fields entering full bloom in February in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, the region is blessed with romantic scenery for visitors to enjoy.
Each person has their own way to enjoy life. Some like to discover new horizons and new lands, others find somewhere they love and return again and again.