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Binh Dong Wharf flower market lures crowds of Tet revelers

By Ngoc Nguyen

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HCMC – Crowds of residents and tourists have come to the flower market along the Binh Dong Wharf in District 8, HCMC, to indulge in the festive ambiance and purchase flowers for their homes as the Lunar New Year holiday is approaching.

The Tet 2024 flower market at Binh Dong Wharf runs from January 25 to February 9, corresponding to the 15th to the 30th of the final lunar month. Its grand opening took place last night, February 4, on Binh Dong Street.

This year, the flower market features 500-600 stalls showcasing and selling fresh flowers and ornamental plants from Mekong Delta provinces, such as Ben Tre, Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Dong Thap.

A wide array of flowers, including yellow apricot blossoms, daisies, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers, are available for sale. Prices for various types of flowers and ornamental plants range from VND150,000 to several million Vietnamese dong.
The week-long annual market is organized to meet the increasing demand for fresh flowers before the Tet holiday. Numerous flowers and bonsai trees are transported to the market on boat

Saigonese people are hurriedly carrying pots of paper flowers home for Tet decoration

This year’s flower market also hosts several booths presenting unique products from different parts of the nation, such as dragon fruits from Vinh Long Province, Lai Vung pink pomelos, Cao Lanh mangoes from Dong Thap Province, and eye-catching fruits and vegetables from Dalat City.

Many people come to the flower market for photography and enjoy the festive atmosphere there
A child in traditional Vietnamese ao dai selects an ornamental tree pot for home decoration
A special area is set up for calligraphy artists to showcase their calligraphy works to visitors, wishing them a prosperous and happy new year
A girl poses for a photo at the calligraphy booth
A wide range of traditional foods are also introduced at the market
The flower market also attracts international visitors

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