Brown-shanked doucs in yellow-flamboyant forest of Son Tra Peninsula

Update: 28/04/2021
These days, a corner of Son Tra Peninsula (Da Nang) is dyed yellow by a flamboyant flower - the typical flowers of Son Tra every April. On this occasion, visitors can see the brown-shanked douc langurs on their yellow-flamboyant branches.

The Son Tra Peninsula is one of the famous destinations in Da Nang. Most tourists who love nature and photography visit Da Nang and choose Son Tra Peninsula, regarding it as a destination not to be missed. These days, it is not difficult to see the flamboyant trees blooming with their bright yellow flowers.

The yellow-flamboyant, also known as copperpod, yellow-flametree, yellow-poinciana or yellow-flame, is a kind of wood tree. In Da Nang, the flower is also grown a lot to create beautiful urban landscapes and add shade to the streets.

Yellow-flamboyant on Son Tra Peninsula blooms brilliantly in mid-March and usually lasts until June.

In particular, the perennial yellow-flamboyant trees also provide shelter and foraging opportunities for the rare brown-shanked douc families on Son Tra Peninsula.

The colour of its characteristic flower and the image of the brown-shanked douc langurs makes a unique impression, attracting residents, tourists and photographers.

In order to capture langurs as well as the yellow flamboyant flowers, it takes time, luck and professional camera equipment as they often reside in branches several tens of meters high, according to photographer Hai Son.

The image of rare and precious langurs swinging on the tree tops, including the yellow flamboyant tree, has become the "brand name" of Son Tra Peninsula.

According to photographers experience, early morning and late afternoon, when the langurs appear, is the best time to take beautiful pictures.

Ha Nam

Source: Nhan Dan Online