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Ho Chi Minh City flower markets sell pricey apricot trees as Tet nears

Ho Chi Minh City flower markets sell pricey apricot trees as Tet nears

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 10:32 GMT+7
Gorgeously flowering
Gorgeously flowering "Mai" (apricot flower) blossoms are seen in close-up in this file photo.
A man is seen tending to his small-size tubs of
A man is seen tending to his small-size tubs of "Mai" trees.
These grand
These grand "Mai" (apricot) tubs, which are worth around VND100 million ($4,660), are mostly purchased by local companies.
Men are seen loading a large, costly
Men are seen loading a large, costly "Mai" tub onto a three-wheel vehicle for transport in Ho Chi Minh City.
A flowering
A flowering "Mai" apricot tree.
A large, expensive
A large, expensive "Mai" (apricot) tree is ready to be shipped to its new owner to display during Tet (Lunar New Year).

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