Dok Khun in full bloom

Dok Khun in full bloom

Dok Khun known in English as Cassia fistula (golden shower tree) in full bloom in Vientiane, Laos, right before Boun Pi Mai Lao (Songkran) in a couple of weeks.

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula

These beautiful Dok Khun flowers in their cheerful yellow bloom throughout Vientiane and the rest of the country are welcome sight around this time of the year. It won’t be long until the faithful Buddhists will be collecting these flowers along with Dok Champa (Plumeria) to take to the temple as part of the religious rituals for Boun Pi Mai Lao.

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