Kapok is a kind of tropical tree found in Asia. It's also known as a cotton tree, because the plant produces large pods filled with silky cotton fiber that is historically used to make clothes and fill pillows. The flowers are reddish-orange and they bloom before any leaves appear. In China, some people make tea and porridge with dried kapok flowers. In Hainan, some kapok flowers have started to bloom, attracting many visitors. Here are some beautiful photos of kapok flowers taken by a CGTN Nature filming crew in Hainan Tropical Botanical Garden in Danzhou City, south China's Hainan Province.
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Featuring unspoiled tropical rain forests, sandy beaches and a rich culture, Hainan Province is the southernmost island province of China. Nicknamed "China's Hawaii," Hainan is on its way to becoming a free trade port. The "Go! Hainan" livestream series takes you on a new journey to explore the fantastic island and its underwater world.