Summer looms as Hanoi streets are covered in falling yellow leaves

Plenty of roads throughout the capital can be seen lined with a distinct yellow carpet of leaves that have been falling from Dracontomelon duperreanum trees, locally known as Sau trees, over the past few days.

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The sight of the yellow leaves from Sau trees covering many of the pavements and streets around Hanoi brings about a nostalgic feeling among visitors and residents of the capital.

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Leaves from Sau trees often begin to fall from early April and usually last until May each year.

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Plenty of streets in Hanoi can be seen covered in the gold-coloured leaves.

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The fallen leaves can be spotted on a number of famous streets such as Phan Dinh Phung, Tran Hung Dao, Nguyen Tri Phuong, and Tran Phu.

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The sight of the yellow leaves covering the pavement signals the imminent start of the summer.

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A young girl stomps on the fallen leaves as her grandmother watches on.

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Plenty of local people think it is a shame that they are missing out on the opportunity to snap beautiful photos of nature in Hanoi due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

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A road covered in yellow leaves appears quiet amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the romantic images created by the sight of fallen leaves from Sau trees around Hanoi:

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 Photo: VOV

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