Established in 1996, Ho Thi Ky flower market is the unique and the biggest wholesale flower market in Ho Chi Minh city. Today, it’s the popular place for retailers in the city who come to buy flowers at wholesale or people who want to buy flowers at cheap price. Ho Thi Ky has become one of best tourist attractions in the city. It’s a 500 meter long street, named Ho Thi Ky, which is full of counters and kiosks selling flowers and everything need to arrange flowers. The market is always colorful with hundreds of fresh and smelling flowers. You can find many flower species such as roses, mimosas, lilies, lotus to orchids, sunflowers in the market. Flowers are from Dalat, Hanoi and other countries such as Japan, Italy, China… Not only blossoms, but also flower arrangement tools and materials are also sold there.
The activities at the market are busiest in the early morning when vendors receive package of flowers transferred to the counters by trucks. It’s time for porters do their hard work and other workers arrange the flowers, classify and group flowers. You will be surprised to know that most of people who work at the flower market are men. Everyday, they continue their work to make the city more beautiful and make people happy. Especially, the market is more crowded and they have to work harder on Tet holiday, the International Day of Women, the Vietnamese Day of Women…
If you come to the market in early morning, you will have chance to admire the flowers at their freshest and smell the attractive perfume. You will totally relax in a different place. On classic Ho Chi Minh city tours, they will not take you to the place because Ho Thi Ky street is narrow and it isn’t easy for car to drive through the crowded street. I would like to recommend you to join a Saigon motorbike tour, on which you can zip through the city and stop anywhere you want.
Here are some photos I would like to share to whom is interested in the Ho Thi Ky flower market:
At night, the flower market is more beautiful under electric lights. Sellers and workers still work to sell flower to places in Saigon.
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