Between the foot of Hau Giang Street and the crossroads of Hau Giang Street and Nguyen Van Luong Street, there are more than ten flower shops selling flowers and flower arrangement tools. Ho Chi Minh City people call the area Hau Giang Flower Market. Established in 2005, Hau Giang is one of the top three flower markets selling flowers and plants used to decorate in Ho Chi Minh City. Although it is not as big as Dam Sen Flower Market and Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, Hau Giang Flower Market is a favorite place to buy flowers at cheap prices in District 6, Saigon.
Location: Ward 12, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City. CLICK HERE to see the location of Hau Giang Flower Market which is 9 km from Ben Thanh Market.
Opening hours: some flower stores open from the early morning to the late night, the others open for 24 hours.
What are sold at Hau Giang Flower Market?
The flower market sell dozens of types of flowers and leaves which are from Dalat, Tien Giang at retail and wholesale. Daisies, showy prairie gentian (hoa cát tường), roses, gerberas (hoa đồng tiền), carnations (hoa cẩm chướng), lotus flowers (hoa sen), tuberoses (hoa huệ), gladiolus flowers (lay ơn), dyed dried and fresh baby’s breath flowers (hoa bi), cornstalk dracaena leaves (lá phát tài), ferns (dương xỉ), Asparagus cochinchinensis leaves (lá thiên môn) are popular flowers and leaves at the market.
Besides flowers and leaves, the flower shops also sell flower arrangement supplies including baskets, ribbons, bows, wraps, vases, baskets of flowers and flower wreaths. Prices at the market are cheap, customers usually stop motorbikes in front of the stores and buy the flowers easily and quickly.
Hau Giang Flower Market at Tet Festival
Flowers markets in Ho Chi Minh City are more crowded at festivals, holidays and celebrations. There are more flowers and leaves arranged in the shops. On Valentine’s Day, Women’s Day, Teacher’s Day, roses dominate the market. At Buddhist festivals, customers buy more lotus flowers, tuberoses and daisies to arrange on altars and offer Buddhas in pagodas and temples.
At Tet festival, they sell branches of dyed dried rosa canina (dog roses) in different colors, arranged in vases, decorated with artificial yellow/pink apricot blossoms, bows, decorative strings, red envelopes, parallel sentences. The stores near the foot of Hau Giang Bridge turn red at Tet festival. Other stores sell pots of marigolds, daisies, yellow apricot trees, coconut fruits, soursop fruits for decorating houses.