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Flowers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta ready for sale as Tet nears

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 17:25 GMT+7
Flowers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta ready for sale as Tet nears
Flowers in Sa Dec Flower Village in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap are ready for distribution. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A large number of flowers planted in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are now ready to be sold in major cities as the Lunar New Year is less than two weeks away.

Flower villages in the region have become more bustling than ever with preparations for the biggest sale of the year.

Merchants and wholesalers from such big cities as Ho Chi Minh and Can Tho have arrived at these venues on a daily basis to select flowers for their business.  

Cai Mon Flower Village in Ben Tre Province. Video: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre

Thanks to the favorable weather conditions, local farmers have been extremely happy with this year’s harvest.

In Sa Dec Flower Village, located in the namesake city in Dong Thap Province, a vast variety of blossoms have been packaged, preserved, and ready to be delivered to buyers in other provinces and cities.

According to the economic office of Sa Dec City, about 100 hectares of land has been used to grow flowers for the upcoming Tet holiday.

Various flower species are planted at Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Various flower species are planted in Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

In Cai Mon Flower Village in Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province, about 80 percent of the products here have already been sold, with prices increasing by five to 10 percent year-on-year.

This year’s Tet holiday falls on January 25, with preparation and celebration often taking place one week before and after the date.

Various types of flowers are usually used to decorate homes during this special event.

Various flower species are planted at Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre

Various flower species are planted in Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre

Pots of flowers are ready to be shipped to buyers. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Pots of flowers are ready to be shipped to buyers. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A woman harvests flowers at Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre

A woman harvests flowers in Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre

Flowers are transported on a raft at Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers are transported on a raft in Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers are carefully prepared prior to delivery. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers are carefully prepared prior to delivery. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers are carefully prepared prior to delivery. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers are carefully prepared prior to delivery. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers are carefully prepared prior to delivery. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers are carefully prepared prior to delivery. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A bird eye view of Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A bird eye's view of Sa Dec Flower Village. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers pots are loaded onto a cart. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Flowers pots are loaded onto a cart. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A woman water flowers at Cai Mon Flower Village in Ben Tre Province. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre

A woman waters flowers in Cai Mon Flower Village in Ben Tre Province. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre

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