Tet market is an unique beauty of Hanoi and Vietnam. On this holiday, people often go to the market buying flowers, peach or kumquat trees,… to decorate their house. Some special markets are only put into operation in Tet and Quang Ba Flower market is one of them. Closer the Tet (Vietnamese New Year Holiday), the market gets busier and merrier, not only flower dealers come here to buy flowers for resale but also many just come to see and enjoy Tet atmosphere.
Quang Ba Flower Market
Wake up very early in the morning and take a ride to the busy night flower market full of flowers, fragrance, locals and continues until just past sunrise. It’s the floral hub for wholesalers who arrive with bundles of roses and chrysanthemums tied to their bikes and mopeds. Even if you do not wish to buy flowers, it is an ideal place for taking photograph. Quang Ba flower market, located in Tay Ho district, meets year-round at 2am.
On 28th or 29th of lunar December, it’s chilly but the market still gets crowded and noisy right from early hours (2 or 3 am). It is packed with fragrance. Not only flowers, but decorative papers, colored strings and so many things are also found here. From low-price to high-priced flowers, from home-grown to imported ones, it has all to offer. The sellers and buyers as well, all have an electric torch in hand because the sun is still sleeping.
The day gets lighter and faces are more clearly seen, flowers look more colorful and are sold by retailers on all streets and lanes in Hanoi. The market is over and everybody come back home and prepare for a new day.