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Post: 22-07-2015 02:05:10 PM - Views: 1042
(visavietnam.net.vn) - Wandering the Ho Thi Ky flower market at night is an exciting experience in the life and culture of Saigonese (Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam).
The market, located on Ho Thi Ky Street in District 10, sells varieties such as the rose, daisy, orchid, lily, salem, mimosa, sun flower, lotus as well as wild flowers. Apart from fresh flowers, the market also features baskets and vases made from bamboo or ceramics as well as flower arranging services.
Eight percent of workers in the market are men who carry or load flower boxes. The prices are also reasonable, at about VND30,000 for ten roses, VND5,000 for a daisy bunch, VND50,000 for flamingo flower boutique, VND40,000 for a gerbera boutique and VND90,000 for a lily bunch.
The market has about 100 trading households with about 5-7 workers in each. On normal days, the market receives about 1,000 flower boxes with each box holding 150 flower boutiques, but on the holiday season like now, the market receives from 2,000 to 3,000 flower boxes.
Traders transport flowers from the biggest flower producers in Da Lat and western provinces such as Long An, Dong Thap, and Vinh Long to this market.
The market is open around the clock, but the busiest time is from 0h to 3am.
The 30 year old market supplies the city a huge amount of flowers daily, especially on holidays, Valentine's Day or International Women’s Day (8/3).
Besides roses, chrysanthemums, and orchids, you can also buy pink or white lotuses at the market.
Most of the sellers are women.
But there are also men.
All of them are busy at work.
After the peak hours, they take a nap.
Saigon is known as a city that never sleeps. So, spending one night here is an interesting experience for any tourist.
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