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Saigon Tet flower markets and where to find them

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 15:11 GMT+7
Saigon Tet flower markets and where to find them
Members of a family enjoy taking photos with a colorful flower display in Phu My Hung residential area in Ho Chi Minh City on February 9, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

With Tet, Vietnam’s biggest holiday of the year, only a week away, many flower markets and flower fairs have been formed across Ho Chi Minh City.

There city-level flower markets will be held at Gia Dinh Park in Phu Nhuan District, and Le Van Tam and 23/9 Parks in District 1.

Customers buy flowers at a market in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

As a tradition, a grandiose flower display is being held at the Tao Dan Park in District 1 from today, February 10 to 21 with thousands of unique flowers and decorative plants on display.

 

A man waters his flowers at a market in Ho Chi Minh City.  Photo: Tuoi Tre

At the district level, there are 125 locations offering flowers to any interested customers.

In District 6, flower shops can be easily found on four streets, 26, Le Tuan Mau, An Duong Vuong, and Hau Giang. A New Year fair is held at the district’s Binh Phu Park with several cultural and entertaining activities organized on a daily basis.

In District 8, Binh Dong Quay on Tau Hu Canal is a go-to place for people seeking flowers for the Tet holiday.

In District 7, people can purchase flowers by dropping by Tran Xuan Soan Street along the Te Canal, where dozens of boats bringing flowers from the Mekong Delta are docked.

On Friday, a sumptuous flower fair officially kicked off in the Phu My Hung residential area in District 7 and will last until February 14.

One of the notable displays in this area is a giant five-meter-tall dog statue representing the animal zodiac of the year 2018.

There are 250 booths selling flowers and bonsai trees and 80 stalls offering countless signature foods of various Vietnamese localities.

Visitors who love taking photos can send their pictures to enter a photo contest with three categories for families, women, and children.

Various cultural and art programs will also be held every night at the Phu My Hung flower market.

Tet, or the Lunar New Year, falls on February 16, and celebrations are normally ongoing during the week before and after the date.

Model of a thatched house is built on a pond in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Model of a thatched house is built on a pond in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of young women wearing Vietnam ao dai takes a walk along a flower-lined street in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of young women wearing Vietnam ao dai takes a walk along a flower-lined street in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman wears a Vietnamese ba ba blouse and a conical hat in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman wears a Vietnamese ba ba blouse and a conical hat in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman, along with her two little girls, takes a stroll in the flowery Phu My Hung residential area. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman, along with her two little girls, takes a stroll in the flowery Phu My Hung residential area. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Children enjoy their time along a rice filed model. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Children enjoy their time along a rice field model. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Young women wearing Vietnamese ao dai take a selfie in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Young women wearing Vietnamese ao dai take a selfie in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of women dressed in Vietnamese ao dai walks leisurely at the flower fair in Phu My Hung Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of women dressed in Vietnamese ao dai walks leisurely at the flower fair in Phu My Hung Photo: Tuoi Tre
A beautiful display of peach blossom in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A beautiful display of peach blossom in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Models of boats carrying flowers are seen at Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Models of boats carrying flowers are seen at Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of foreigners enjoy their time at the flower show in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of foreigners enjoy their time at the flower show in Phu My Hung. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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