Lilies have long featured in the lyrics of poems and the atmosphere of Hanoi in recent days has been positively poetic and dreamlike with the fragrance of lilies.

These days, at Quang Ba flower market, the flowers shops are full of white and green lilies. Each of these small flower stalls can sell dozens of bouquets a day.

For women young and old, the way to preserve the Hanoi lilies season is to pose for photos with this flower.

Every April, this flower adorns the streets of Hanoi in a gentle and peaceful way. And the vendors peddling them around the city are now a very specific feature of April in Hanoi./.