HCMC Spring Flower Festival 2016 to open on February 3

Ho Chi  Minh City’s Spring Flower Festival 2016 will open at Tao Dan Park in District 1 and Cong Truong Quoc Te Street, near Turtle Lake roundabout in District 3 on February 3 and run until 14, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Green Trees and Park Company.

The annual event features over 3,000 ornamental plants, bonsai, rock gardens, dried trees, grafted stones, cacti, ornamental fish and various rare flowers, such as 20 kg monster Piranha fish, award-wining collections of Koi fishes at the Vietnam Japanese Koi Fish Contest 2015, collections of giant and rare orchids and others.

An entry ticket will be VND20, 000 per person. Children aged 12 and under enter free of charge.

In the opening ceremony, the organizer will give a chance to 1,000 disadvantaged children in the city to enjoy a good time at the festival and offer 1,000 tickets to workers of the city's industrial zones who do not return their hometown for Tet.

By Van Anh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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