Chill out this Sunday and have a look at the wonderful Vietnam…For a long time, this fascinating country has been overlooked as a destination being surrounded by more well-known and popular destinations such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, however, people are finally discovering the beauty of Vietnam!
For those who read our blog last week on Thailand’s Floating Markets with interest today we look at Vietnam’s Saigon Flower Market. As neighbouring countries, why not incorporate both on your next Asian inspired holiday? Get in touch with a Just Love Travel Asia specialist that would love to help you to organise and schedule an amazing trip of a lifetime!
The Saigon Flower Market always has an abundance of amazing and colourul flowers, no matter which festival or season is being celebrated! Even during the rainy autumn and freezing winter weather you will find boats laden with the most beautiful flowers that you could ever wish to see! During the Vietnamese New Year festival, Tet (the location of the Saigon Flower Market), an even more spectacular selection of breath-taking flowers will be on sale!
The flower markets are always inundated with both buyers and sellers. During the night, trucks from France, Japan and China arrive carrying hundreds of tons of fresh flowers; roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, narcissus, daisies, orchids… it’s really is an astonishing sight; a stunning portrait picture illuminated by hundreds of sparkling bright lights.
Every flower sold here has a special meaning and unique magic. You really need to visit here to soak up the romantic atmosphere. There are three main flower markets in Saigon; Hau Giang, Ho Thi Ky and Dam Sen originally created to meet the demands of the Vietnamese people and now a distinctive characteristic representing Vietnam. Flowers are a big tradition here for all festivals but especially for Tet.
Northern people prefer the Peach Flower and Marimba Kumquat at Tet, whilst in the south, people lean towards the Ochna Itegerrima. There are so many interesting stories and reasons for these choices mainly representing wealth, love, passion and luck. Get up close and ask the locals for their own magical stories and associations with these gorgeous flower markets!
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