|Welcome: The entrance to Nguyễn Huệ Flower Street with dogs symbolising the Year of the Dog. — VNS Photo Phương Mai|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — HCM City’s Nguyễn Huệ Flower Street welcomed more than a million visitors during the seven-day Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Speaking at a summation conference yesterday, Vương Anh Tuấn, deputy director of Saigontourist, the regular flower street organiser, and deputy head of the steering committee for the street, said: “After 15 years of establishment, Nguyễn Huệ Flower Street has become a traditional and cultural trait of HCM City during the national festival.
“It attracts more visitors, including foreigners, overseas Vietnamese, and locals from the city and neighbouring provinces, year after year.”
This year the 720-metre street was themed Khát Vọng Vươn Cao (Aspiration for a Bright Future) and opened to the public from February 13 to 19.
It received praise from visitors especially for its dog models made of various materials such as flowers, plastic, and wood as a symbol of the Year of the Dog. — VNS