Flower street attracts crowds

City leaders officially inaugurated the opening of Nguyen Hue Flower Street in downtown HCMC on January 31 (December 28 on lunar calendar) to mark the celebration of Tet.

City leaders cut ribbons to open the traditional Nguyen Hue Flower Street on January 31 (Photo: An Dung/ SGGP)

Flowers from the city, the Mekong Delta region and the Central Highland city of Dalat were brought in trucks to create the fabulously amazing displays on Nguyen Hue Street for Lunar New Year.

The theme of the flower street display is ‘New Heights’, showing the city’s determination to overcome obstacles to achieve great heights in politics, economics and in society.

The flower street has been designed with pathways for visitors to walk. A spectacular 5 meter high flower monument has been constructed at the end of the street so that people can view the entire street from this vantage point.

A book street has also been designed for book-lovers, especially children.  The aim of the book street is to nurture the reading habit in kids, who are the country’s future.

Around 120,000 flowerpots of 50 different kinds of flowers have been used in the street display. Nguyen Hue Flower Street will remain open for visitors from 7 p.m. on January 31 until 10 p.m. on February 2.

Thousands of people visit the Flower Street on Monday night (Photo: An Dung/SGGP)

Attending the inaugural ceremony were Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Tai, Deputy Chairman of the People's Committee, Pham Phuong Thao, the Chairwoman of the HCM City People's Council, senior lieutenant general Phan Trung Kien, Duong Quang Ha, HCMC Fatherland Front chairman and many city residents and foreign tourists.

By Tuong Vy - Translated by Dan Thuy

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