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Visitors enjoy flowers, read books at Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic streets

Monday, February 04, 2019, 14:26 GMT+7
Visitors enjoy flowers, read books at Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic streets
People take a group photo along Nguyen Hue Flower Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on the morning of February 3, 2019. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre

For most people in Ho Chi Minh City, the Nguyen Hue Flower Street is always a must-visit place during the Lunar New Year, where they can take a pleasant stroll in their best outfits and among families and friends, as well as reading and buying the most interesting books.

Although the flower street was officially opened on Saturday evening, many visitors decided to wait until Sunday morning to have a different view of the venue’s beautiful scenery.

Yong women take a stroll along Nguyen Hue Flower. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
Young women take a stroll along Nguyen Hue Flower Street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre

A lot of girls and women were dressed in their ao dai, Vietnam's traditional gown, to enjoy the moment with their loved ones and to take photos with the flowers and decorations.

Stretching 720 meters, the street consists of three sections thematically called ‘Lovely City Steeped in Cultural Identity,’ ‘Smart City’ and ‘Creative Municipality.’

A woman dressed in ‘ao dai’ poses for a photo at the flower street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
A woman dressed in ao dai poses for a photo at the flower street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre

The venue also marks its 60th anniversary and the city’s 320th anniversary this year.

As a book street is also integrated with the flower street, visitors can spend extra time shopping for their favorite pieces of writing here.

Young visitors take a photo at the book street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
Young visitors take a photo at the book street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre

The books feature a variety of themes and topics and are suitable for readers of all ages.

A book-vending machine was also added to the street, which received quite a lot of attention.

Both the Nguyen Hue Flower Street and book street will be open until the end of February 8, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year.

People take a group photo along Nguyen Hue Flower Street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
People take a group photo along the Nguyen Hue Flower Street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
People take a group photo along Nguyen Hue Flower Street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
People take a group photo along the Nguyen Hue Flower Street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
People take a group photo along Nguyen Hue Flower Street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
People take a group photo along the Nguyen Hue Flower Street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
A section of Nguyen Hue Flower Street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
A section of the Nguyen Hue Flower Street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
Visitors check out a book vending machine. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
Visitors check out a book-vending machine. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
An elderly couple poses for a photo. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
An elderly couple poses for a photo. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
A mother browses for a book for her two-year-old son. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
A mother browses for a book for her two-year-old son. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
A young boy is fascinated by toy figurines at the flower street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
A young boy is fascinated by toy figurines at the flower street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
Young kids watch a calligrapher perform. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
Young kids watch an artist writing calligraphy. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
Visitors at the book street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre
Visitors at the book street. Photo: Tuyet Kieu / Tuoi Tre

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