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Congestion occurs as tourists rush to famous flower village in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Monday, January 21, 2019, 11:27 GMT+7
Congestion occurs as tourists rush to famous flower village in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
The entrance to the Sa Dec Flower Village in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap was congested on January 20, 2019. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre

Routes leading to a famous flower village in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta were heavily congested as a large number of tourists flocked to the venue on Sunday.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, up to tens of thousands of people visited the Sa Dec Flower Village, located in the namesake city in Dong Thap Province, yesterday.

As of 9:00 am, the place was already filled with visitors while its entrance and nearby streets became gridlocked.

Countless motorbikes and tourist buses with 30 to 45 seats headed toward the village, causing the entire area to be overloaded.

Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam after entering the flower village. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre
Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam after entering the flower village. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre

As the parking lot of the venue was full, multiple tourist buses had to find a spot on the premises of the nearby HIDICO Industrial Park, while others had no choice but to wait at the entrance.

Located approximately 150 kilometers southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, the Sa Dec Flower Village currently covers an area of more than 500 hectares, accommodating over 2,300 households and featuring some 2,500 types of flower.

The place is now one of Vietnam’s largest suppliers of plants and flowers.

The Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday is considered the best time of the year to visit the village, as many flowers often bloom during the period.

Congestion occurs on Sa Dec Bridge as countless vehicles head to the flower village. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre
Congestion occurs on Sa Dec Bridge as countless vehicles head to the flower village. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre

Along Sa Nhien-Cai Dao, the most popular street inside the venue, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the colorful and diverse blooms, buy flowers from local farmers, and take photos with the blossoms. 

Villagers have been focusing on promoting tourism in recent years, which helps boost the popularity of the area. Approximately one million visitors came to the destination in 2018.

The Sa Dec village is scheduled to host a spring festival, which starts on January 27, with various activities including a bonsai contest and cooking competition boasting several types of flower and Sa Dec’s specialties.

People visit the Sa Dec Flower Village on January 20, 2019. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre
People visit the Sa Dec Flower Village on January 20, 2019. Photo: Thanh Nhon / Tuoi Tre

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