Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Markets are abundant in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) – the busiest and biggest city in Vietnam. The must-visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Tan Dinh Market in District 1, Binh Tay Market in China Town Saigon are well-known among travelers for the beautiful architecture and a wide range of products to buy home. The non-sleeping Ho Thi Ky Flower Market is a place not to shop but to be lost in the flower wonderland of Saigon people and learn more about the local life.

Location

Ho Thi Ky Flower Market is located in Ho Thi Ky Street, Ward 1, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. Click to see on Google Map. The market is about 3 km from Ben Thanh Market – the city center. As you can see on the map, Ho Thi Ky Street crosses Hung Vuong and Ly Thai To Street and is parallel to Le Hong Phong Street. Visitors can take a taxi or motorbike taxi to the crossroads or Hung Vuong and Ho Thi Ky or the crossroads of Ly Thai To and Ho Thi Ky. There Ho Thi Ky Streets and its alleys are lined with hundreds of flower shops and stores selling flower arrangement tools and supplies. The stores are housed in the shophouses of Le Hong Phong Apartment Buildings and neighboring houses.

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History

Established in 1987, Ho Thi Ky Flower Market has been a favorite place for locals to buy flowers, plants, flower arrangement tools and accessories for over 30 years. Old vendors and residents remember that the market had some flower shops on the first days. More customers come to the market for flowers, more shops open. Today, the number of flower shops is not less than 200. This flower market has become famous among travelers since a few years ago.

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Ho Chi Minh Sightseeing & Food Tour by Motorbike

Tracy’s team takes tourists to Ho Thi Ky flower market on the Saigon Motorbike Adventure & street food by Motorbike. Tourists just pose for photos, the guides will ride guests around the city to see great sights and enjoy great foods.

What is sold at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market?

Fresh flowers

Ho Thi Ky Flower Market sells different types of flowers from Dalat, Hanoi, Mekong Delta, U.S., Japan, Korea, Netherlands, etc.

Pink and white Lotus Momo Botan with hundreds of petals at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Pink and white Lotus Momo Botan with hundreds of petals

Lotus pods

Lotus pods

Lotuses, tuberose, gladiolus at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Lotuses, tuberose, gladiolus

Daisies in green, yellow, purple, white colors at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Daisies in green, yellow, purple, white colors

Dyed blue roses at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Dyed blue roses

Bunches of Purple orchids are hung on the ceiling of a store at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Bunches of Purple orchids are hung on the ceiling of a store

Hydrangea at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Green and blue Hydrangea

Wreath of white and purple flowers for funerals at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Wreath of white and purple flowers for funerals

Bunches of roses and sunflowers at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Bunches and baskets of roses and sunflowers are available for customers who would like to gift their girlfriends or families flowers but do not have enough time or can not arrange flowers

Artificial flowers, dried flowers and plants

Sunflowers, lotuses, roses, lilies, coral ardisia fruits (quả kim ngân lượng), orchids, daisies, Hydrangea made from fabrics, plastic, sponge, paints and coloring at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Sunflowers, lotuses, roses, lilies, coral ardisia fruits (quả kim ngân lượng), orchids, daisies, Hydrangea made from fabrics, plastic, sponge, paints and coloring

Artificial plants at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

These artificial plants look like real plants

Artificial lavender at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Artificial lavender

dried rice stalks at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Dried rice stalks

Flower arranging tools and supplies

Pieces of wood, wood rings, welcome board, glass plant hanger at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Pieces of wood, wood rings, welcome board, glass plant hanger

Teapot, canvas bags, bird cage, wall hanging container to arrange flowers and plants at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Teapot, canvas bags, bird cage, wall hanging container to arrange flowers and plants

Baskets and pots made from wood, sedge, plastic at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Baskets and pots made from wood, sedge, plastic

Ceramic vases at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Ceramic vases

Ribbons at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Ribbons in different colors and sizes

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Wall paintings

wall painted fields of flowers at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

If visitors enter the market from the crossroads of Ho Thi Ky and Ly Thai To, they will see the wall of the Ho Thi Ky primary school painted fields of flowers

Life of sellers and workers

Workers cut plastic strings used to tie bunches of flowers or pack flowers to transfer to retailers at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Workers cut plastic strings used to tie bunches of flowers or pack flowers to transfer to retailers

A worker peel bruised outer petals at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

A worker peels bruised outer petals

A vendor take cares of bunches of flowers to make sure they are fresh at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

A vendor take cares of bunches of flowers to make sure they are fresh

Workers arrange moth orchids - favorite orchids in Vietnam in pots at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Workers arrange moth orchids – favorite orchids in Vietnam in pots

A vendor cut ribbons at an artificial flower stores at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

A vendor cut ribbons at an artificial flower stores

Local people including residents and workers gather after work and play chess at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Local people including residents and workers gather after work and play chess

Tours to Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

There are some operators offer tours to Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, most of the tours are by motorcycles or car and walking. You can choose to visit the flower market during the day or at night because it opens 24/24 and always full of flowers, customers, vendors and workers. There is no tree around the outdoor market but the 4-story Le Hong Phong buildings so visitors should not go there at noon to avoid the strong sun.

Ho Thi Ky Flower Market is also called Ho Thi Ky Flowers Street

At the crossroads of Ly Thai To and Ho Thi Ky Streets, there are signboards read Phố Hoa Hồ Thị Kỷ –  Ho Thi Ky Flowers Street

What to eat at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market?

Besides enjoying the nicest flowers, visitors have a great chance to taste hundreds of street foods in the area around Ho Thi Ky. Check The Ultimate Guide to Eating at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market

Ho Thi Ky Flower Market at Vietnamese Tet Festival

At Tet – the biggest festival of Vietnamese people, the flower market is the most crowded and busiest. The stores sell special flowers and plants for decoration at Tet. Colorful dried Rosa canina buds arranged in vases, decorated with decorative Happy New Year, lanterns, carps strings, etc. Artificial golden (or peach) apricot blossoms, branches and trees are only sold a few weeks before the Lunar New Year’s Eve. Fresh, plastic, fabric orchids are one of the most popular flowers at the market and the favorite of many Vietnamese families at Tet. Read more and see nice photos of Ho Thi Ky Flower Market at Vietnamese Tet Festival HERE.

Dried rosa canina buds in red color are arranged in ceramic vases, decorated with ribbons, bows, decorative strings.

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