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Hanoi gardener designs giant flower trophy to cheer up Vietnam football team

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 16:02 GMT+7
Hanoi gardener designs giant flower trophy to cheer up Vietnam football team
A couple shoots for their pre-wedding photo album at the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A corner of a flower garden in Hanoi has been designed into a big trophy as its owner wants to show his support for Vietnam’s national team, who are facing Japan in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Cup today, January 24.

As Vietnam are having an amazing run at the ongoing continental tournament in the UAE, their supporters at home, some 5,800 kilometers away from the Arabian country, still have special ways to show their love for the squad.

In this spirit, Nguyen Dinh Bo, a garden owner in Hanoi’s Long Bien District, spared the grounds of his venue to map out a giant trophy from a number of flowers.

Besides the ‘floral trophy,' made of around 30,000 impatiens and marigolds, Bo also arranged a number of flower pots to make three large Vietnamese national flags.

Another highlight of the garden is a boat carrying flowers.

An aerial view of the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An aerial view of the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The meticulously decorated garden provides a stunning image when it is seen from a bird’s-eye view.

While the cup carries Bo’s hopes that Vietnam will have great results at the Asian Cup and the red flags show his pride of the nation, the flower-carrying boat “symbolizes Vietnam’s desire to reach out to the big seas and to conquer new horizons,” he explained.

A boat carrying flowers is seen at the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A boat carrying flowers is seen at the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Totally, 50,000 different flowers and plants have been employed for the special corner, according to Bo.

“We hired nearly 20 people to create the trophy,” the garden owner revealed.

The venue has attracted young people and Vietnam’s football fans to come to take photos these days. Several couples also chose the Long Bien garden to take pre-wedding photos.

Vietnam will clash with Japan in the first quarterfinal of the Asian Cup at 8:00 pm (Vietnam time) on Thursday. This is the second time the team have made it to the quarters in 12 years, with the first happening in 2007 as they hosted the tournament alongside Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. 

The match will be aired live on national channel VTV6.

Young local people visit the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Young local people visit the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A couple shoots for their pre-wedding photo album at the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A couple shoots for their pre-wedding photo album at the special garden in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Marigolds are used to create the giant trophy. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Marigolds are used to create the giant trophy. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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