Ha lung Flower Village (Dang Hai Ward, Hai An District, Hai Phong City) is the trade village planting flowers famous in North Vietnam and put into top 10 of the most famous flower village in Vietnam. The flower village was taken hundreds of years ago and developed in the 1980s and 1990s. In this period, the whole village had 70% households growing flowers and the total area of agricultural land for growing flowers was 150 ha. At that time, the village provided to every region of the country and exported to the countries of Eastern Europe. For 10 recent years, because of the urbanization process, the area planting flowers of Ha Lung was limited. Today, the village has about 30% households planting flowers on a total area of 30 ha. The authority of Hai An and people is deploying the project preserving and developing the trade village with the dimension of 50 ha for growing flowers.
Ha Lung flower Village every year plants 3 crops. Some families grow flowers in net houses, some plant on frames and some plant on the ground. Here, there are the traditional flower kinds like gladiolus, gerbera, dahlia, chrysanthemum. Besides, there are some new flower kinds like American rose, French rose, Thailand gerbera. In addition to planting flowers, Ha Lung is one of the big wholesale markets of flowers of North Vietnam. This market has the age of hundreds of years. It meets every day, from mix-night to early morning. Besides flower products in Dang Hai Ward, the market gathers the flower products of other provinces and cities like Dalat, Sapa, Hanoi, Hai Duong and so on in order to consume in the province or allocate to the provinces in North Vietnam.
Ha lung Flower Village is one of the oldest and most famous traditional trade villages in North Vietnam and Vietnam. If you have a chance to travel to Hai Phong Province, do forget to visit this special trade village. By the way, you can visit some other trade villages in Hai Phong such as Bao Ha statue-making Village, My Dong casting village and Kha Lam wooden furniture-making village.