January, 29 2014 11:09:00

Country's largest flower street ready for Tet celebration

The Nguyen Hue Flower Street, the largest flower market in the country, opened last night in HCM City and is ready to welcome local and international visitors after ten days of extensive preparations. 

More than 100,000 flower pots, brought from the Mekong Delta, Da Lat and HCM City, will line the famous street. Several millions of visitors are expected to visit the flower market for the Tet celebrations.

Themed "HCM City - My Beloved City", this year's event aims to send a message to the young generation about time. "Time cannot wait, so everybody should save time and work creatively to build the city and the nation," says municipal People's Committee chairman Hua Ngoc Thuan.

Red and yellow are the most popular colours for the flowers on display this year in the flower market. -- VNS Photos Van Dat
The flower street begins with mascots of horses pulling a spherical clock. 
The powerful hourses running ahead of time aims to send a message to the young generation.
As Tai Tu music has been recognised as part of the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage, wooden sets of five traditional musical instruments are also featured in the street.
Cottages, rice, footbridge straw are familiar images to most Vietnamese people. Every year, these images are recreated for the benefit of tourists.
Young ladies and children pose for pictures in traditional costumes in the street.
Children in traditional costumes amuse themselves in the street.
Young ladies pose for the camera in the flower market.
A boy reads a book about Late General Vo Nguyen Giap at a corner stall displaying books and photos of the legendary military chief. Like in previous years, Book Street, a street market for books, is also organised at the same time with the flower market.
State President Truong Tan Sang (middle) and HCM City leaders opened the flower street yesterday night. 


Robert Fries - scott17110@yahoo.com   Robert Fries
February, 01 2014 14:14:38
My Vietnamese family and I experienced the fantastic beauty of the flower displays. It was interesting to start our tour in daylight and end in the nighttime. So many colors at night. It was very crowded but I found it interesting to watch people posing for pictures and everyone smiling. Thank you, Vietnam!
Alan N Yeater - alanayskydrag@aol.com   Alan N Yeater
January, 31 2014 11:40:58
I wish I had been in HCM City to witness your beautiful flower market. I was there in October 2012 and found the city to be very beautiful!
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