Established in 2000, Dam Sen Flower Market in Nguyen Van Phu Street, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City has become one of the biggest wholesale and retail flower markets in the city. At first, the market has about 60 flower shops. More and more flower shops in alleys of Nguyen Van Phu Street have been open. The number of the shops is over 100 in recent. Coming to Nguyen Van Phu Street, visitors can not only buy beautiful flowers at cheap prices but also learn more about the unique local life.
Location: Nguyen Van Phu Street, Ward 5, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City. CLICK HERE to see the location of Dam Sen Flower Market which is 8 km from Ben Thanh Market.
Opening hours: The market opens for 24 hours. During the day, the stores sell flowers and others products to customers and retailers at retail and wholesale. Flowers are shipped to retailers by motorbikes and three-wheel vehicles. At night, retailers in the city and other provinces in neighboring provinces come to the market to buy flowers and leaves at wholesale. Some retailers call vendors at Dam Sen Flower Market to order and the truck drivers transfer flowers to their shop. On normal days, trucks are allowed to transfer flowers to and out of the market from midnight to about 5:00 AM. At festivals, on holidays and celebrations, the trucks are allowed to stop in front of the main gate of the market by day and by night.
Dam Sen Flower Market
The main gate of Dam Sen Flower Market is only 3 m wide. Porters, shippers, customers crowd the main gate all the day. Security guards stand in front of the gate to make sure the market, vendors, customers and workers are safe. The market has steel columns, corrugated iron roofs and walls. The market is lightened with lots of light bulbs by night and by day. Above the path between two lines of stores, some lanterns hexagonal lanterns are hung. In each store, flowers and flower arrangement accessories are put in plastic buckets, hung on walls, the ceiling and lines.
Flower Stores around Dam Sen Flower Market
In comparison to flower stores inside the market, flower stores outside the market are brighter and more spacious. Flowers are arranged in houses and on pavements.
What to buy at Dam Sen Flower Market?
Dried flowers and stalks
Some people prefer dried flowers to fresh flowers because dried flowers can be used to decorate their spaces for a long time.
Flower arrangement tools
Everything for arranging flowers are sold at the market. Vases in different shapes and sizes are sold popularly at stores inside and outside the market. Most of them are made of ceramics. Baskets and flower wreath stands made of bamboo, plastic and wood, bows, ribbons, decorative flowers can be found in the market.
Local life at Dam Sen Flower Market
More than 100 flower shops in Nguyen Van Phu Street, its alleys and neighboring streets have hundreds of workers, shippers, porters and sellers. They transfer flowers and leaves by big trucks, lorries, three-wheel vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles and carts.