700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

By Quynh Tran   February 8, 2021 | 08:00 am GMT+7
The flower street in Saigon's Phu My Hung urban area boasts mini recreations of Tet in three regions across Vietnam.
700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

Spring-themed Phu My Hung flower street is located along Ton Dat Tien Street in District 7.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

According to the organizers, due to Covid-19, the scale of the flower extravaganza this year is not as grand as in previous years, but it still provides ample room for social distancing.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

The flower street boasts mini recreations of Tet across Vietnam, with countryside depicted by a small rice field and flower garden.

The Lunar New Year (Tet), Vietnam's biggest holiday, peaks on Feb. 12.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

The entire area is decorated with colorful flowers to bolster the Tet atmosphere.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

Models of savory sticky rice cakes (banh chung) and cylindric glutinous rice cakes (banh tet), two traditional Tet dishes.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

A mini model of famous Ben Thanh Market, a must-go destination for any tourist in Saigon.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

Visitors take photos with a model of Hoi An ancient town, a UNESCO world heritage site in central Vietnam.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

Before returning to her hometown in Tien Giang Province, 20-year-old Phuong Hoa visited the flower street with a group of friends dressed in a red ao dai.

"This is the first time I have visited the flower street. I came early to avoid the crowds. The scenes here are beautifully decorated with all kinds of flowers," Hoa said.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

This year, the flower street also has images of Lunar New Year celebrations in other countries.

The Korean New Year area is decorated with signature items like five-color silk ribbons, a buk drum and lucky cloth bags.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

Phuong Nghi poses next to a model of a sakura tree, a symbol of Japan.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

The Chinese New Year area has a house model decorated with red lanterns and Chinese characters written on the door.

700 m Saigon flower street boosts Tet fever

An aerial shot of the flower street and Ban Nguyet Lake of Phu My Hung urban area. The flower street will be opened until Feb. 16.

HCMC has recorded six Covid-19 community transmission cases since the country's latest outbreak began on Jan. 28. after 55 clean days.

 
 
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