The bodhi tree stands guarding Lương Văn Chánh Temple in Phú Hòa District, Phú Yên Province, one of the National Heritage trees of Việt Nam. An old temple against an ageing tree gives people a sense of firm background, stability and tranquillity, and is a classic rural Vietnamese landscape.VNA/VNS Photo Minh Đức /By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà
It’s still early in the summer and Hà Nội’s skies are a crystal clear blue as far as the eyes can see.
Increased air pollution in recent years has made a blue sky a rare sight in Viet Nam’s capital, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on all aspects of life, one area where it may have a silver lining is environmental protection.
Lockdowns across the world have led to drops in emissions and therefore air pollution, while the global nature of the crisis could just jolt humanity into a long-needed awakening to the need to counter the unfolding climate crisis.