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HCMC flower fairs start next week

Update: February, 07/2015 - 10:37
The 12-day festival, which starts on February 15 at District 1's Tao Dan Park, will display more than 4,000 indigenous and foreign flowers, ornamental fish, bonsai plants and trees. — Photo thanhnien
HCM CITY (VNS)  — The biggest flower fair in HCM City, Tao Dan Spring Flower Festival, will begin next week, followed by hundreds of other flower fair and market opening.

The 12-day festival, which starts on February 15 at District 1's Tao Dan Park, will display more than 4,000 indigenous and foreign flowers, ornamental fish, bonsai plants and trees.

One of the highlights of the annual event will be a replica of a fishing vessel made of flowers.

Bang vuong tree, which produces fruits shaped like a box, will also be on display. The tree is grown only on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands.

The city will also organise three main flower markets at parks, including September 23 in District 1, Gia Dinh in Go Vap District and Le Van Tam in District 3.

Nearly 125 markets will open in 20 inner and outlying districts across the city.

Markets will remain open from February 10 to 18. — VNS

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