HO CHI MINH CITY – This year, the Tet flower market on boats along the Tau Hu canal is empty. Ben Binh Dong
On the evening of February 6, at Binh Dong wharf (District 8), the opening ceremony of the spring flower market took place.
Dragon lion performance opening spring flower market ‘On the wharf under the boat’ on the evening of February 6 – Photo: NGOC PHUONG
Spring flower market “On the wharf under the boat” takes place at Binh Dong wharf, District 8 on Ben Binh Dong route (Ward 13, 14), Ta Quang Buu street (Ward 5).
This spring flower market has about 500 garden houses from the provinces of Ben Tre, Tien Giang, Vinh Long, Long An, Dong Thap … to participate in trading and displaying products with a variety of plants and ornamental flowers.
According to the plan announced at the January 26 press conference, the flower market has many rich activities. However, due to the outbreak of the epidemic, activities were somewhat narrow.
Mr. Vo Trong Nam, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports, told Tuoi Tre Online : “To ensure the safety of public health in the complicated epidemic situation, we take measures to medical care such as measuring body temperature, washing hands with antiseptic, reminding people to wear masks …
Activities also cut down, for example, the concert show at the main stage is scheduled to take place from February 7 to 10, apart from the opening program, there are only two nights on the 8th and evening. 10-2.
The number of households participating in the Flower House contest (people in the spring flower market area decorate their own flowers, ornamental plants in front of their houses) and Flower boats (boats arriving at Binh Dong dock to decorate flower boats beautifully) also decreased. … “.
According to our record in the opening night, the flower and bonsai stalls on the side of the Tau Hu – Ben Nghe canal are not too crowded, focusing a lot on apricot, marigold, chrysanthemum, paper cotton …
The organizers made a number of small scenes for people to visit and check-in such as the space of Ong Do Street, performing a package of banh chung, old rows of houses that recreate the atmosphere of old Saigon with rickshaw, taxi, flower space. Da Lat…
From 16:00 to 18:00 from February 6 to 10, there will be a performance of amateurs singing on 2 gourd boats (a typical cargo boat of the South) running along the Tau Hu canal.
The 7 pedestrian bridge area (across Vo Van Kiet and Ben Binh Dong streets) is clean and beautiful. This is where visitors can stand admiring the panoramic spring flower market “On the pier under the boat”. On the opening day, quite a few people walked up the bridge to take photos, watch the market and listen to the amateurs.
Spring Flower Market “On the pier under the boat” will last until 11-2.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa – Vice Chairman of District 8 People’s Committee – said that the spring flower market has been maintained since 1975, since 2012, District 8 has been deployed into a chain of activities of the district’s spring flower festival and from the year 2021 is included in the chain of typical annual cultural, artistic events and festivals of Ho Chi Minh City.
This spring flower market has about 500 garden houses from the provinces of Ben Tre, Tien Giang, Vinh Long, Long An, Dong Thap … to participate in trading and displaying products – Photo: NGOC PHUONG
People visit and buy ornamental flowers at the spring flower market ‘On the pier under the boat’ – Photo: NGOC PHUONG
Spring flower market also attracts the attention of foreign tourists – Photo: NGOC PHUONG
Miss H’Hen Nie walked the spring flower festival – Photo: NGOC PHUONG
Performing amateurs singing on boats at the spring flower market – Photo: NGOC PHUONG
Photographers hunting at spring flower market ‘On the pier under the boat 2021’ – Photo: NGOC PHUONG
Mr. Tran The Thuan – Director of the Department of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City – beat the drum to open the spring flower market ‘On the wharf under the boat’ – Photo: NGOC PHUONG