Vietnamese flower village in full bloom for Tet

By Hoang Phu Cuong   February 1, 2018 | 03:12 pm GMT+7

The village welcomes visitors at this time of year, so feel free to lose yourself in the colorful flowers.

Vietnamese have a taste for flowers and bonsai during Tet, their most important festival when they celebrate a new lunar year. The verdant plants and vibrant flowers do not just make their houses look more beautiful for the special occasion but are believed to bring luck and prosperity also. With only two weeks left until Tet, Sa Dec Flower Village is now busier than it has ever been in the past year.

Vietnamese people develop a taste for flowers and bonsai trees during Tet, their most important festival when the country celebrates the Lunar New Year. The verdant plants and vibrant flowers are not only beautiful, they are also thought to bring luck and prosperity. With only two weeks left until Tet, Sa Dec Flower Village is enjoying its busiest time of the year.

Stretching 20 hectares in Sa Dec Town, the capital of Dong Thap Province, this is the biggest bonsai and flower garden in the Mekong Delta. Its products are supplied to many different parts of southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City.

Stretching 20 hectares in Sa Dec Town, the capital of Dong Thap Province, this is the biggest bonsai and flower garden in the Mekong Delta. The plants grown here are sold across southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City.

For years, the village has been opening its door for visitors, so make a trip there if you want to feel the Tet vibe in the countryside of Vietnam.

For years, the village has been opening its door for visitors, so take a trip if you want to feel the Tet vibe in the Vietnamese countryside.

Unexpected rains since mid December have made these florists daisy flowers bloom sooner than they should.

Unexpected rains since mid December have made some flowers bloom earlier than planned.

They are one of the most favorites here. Two pots of this flower costs VND160,000 ($7).

Daisies are some of the most popular flowers here. Two pots will cost you VND160,000 ($7).

Growing flowers is family tradition of many farmers here, this farmer said. He added that foreigners, mostly French, have visited the flower farm since December.

"Flower growing is a family tradition for many farmers here,” one farmer said. Many foreigners, mostly French, have been visiting the farm since December, he added.

Small and delicate flowers are for retailed at the farm.

Small, delicate flowers are for sale at the farm.

Visitors can walk around and take photos with the flowers at free costs.

Visitors can walk around and take photos with the flowers here free of charge.

 
 
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