Sunday, April 11, 2010

Life is more beautiful at Quang Ba flower market

Located along Yen Phu Dyke in Tay Ho District, the market opens at dawn. In the mist of the morning, the flowers at Quang Ba are regarded as the most beautiful and freshest in town and come from many places such as Quang Ba, Nghi Tam, Nhat Tan, Dam-Cau Dien, Dong Anh, Soc Son, Me Linh, Sapa and Dalat.

 A foreign tourist poses for a photo with a flower seller at Quang Ba Flower Market in Hanoi.

People sometimes go to the market just to relax on the weekend or to enjoy the atmosphere of the buyers and sellers and get away from the deafening noise and stifling smoke and dust of the traffic. The fresh air in combination with the colorful roses, daisies, orchids and many other flowers ease the soul and help make life more beautiful.

Anyone visiting the market will understand the challenge which the gardeners face. To have fresh flowers, they have to cut them at night and get them to the market by 4 a.m. The market arranges bouquets as colorful flower carpets. On holidays, a bouquet of about 100 roses is only VND12,000 to VND15,000.

This flower paradise allows visitors to forget daily stress with a delightful escape to a world of brilliant colors and fragrances.

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