Hanoi tours on Tet holiday this year, visitors should visit Quang Ba flower market. This is a market associated with Hanoi people. The following article will detail the beauty of this market.
What do you know about Quang Ba flower market?
Quang Ba flower-market in Tay Ho district meets year-round at 2 am, it’s said to be the head-market where all species of fresh flowers are bought 2 am and sold by Hanoians. Flowers here are deemed to be the most beautiful and fresh; moreover, going to the market by night is a touch of culture, an identity of Hanoi.
Closer the Tet (new-year day), the market seems busier and merrier, not only flower-dealers buy flowers for resale, many just come to see and enjoy Tet atmosphere. On 28th or 29th of lunar December, it’s icy cold in the open, but the market gets crowded right from early hours (2colored or 3 am). Beautiful flowers of all species will make you fascinated, not only flowers, everything related to flowers can be found here (decorative papers, coloured strings…), from low-price to most expensive flowers, from home-grown to imported ones. Anyway, roses are the most.colored
Flowers are sold by separate species, unlike in other markets. The whole Quang Ba seems to be speaking in low-and-soft voices. The sellers and buyers as well, all have an electric torch in hand because the sun is still sleeping.
Quang Ba market is divided into two shifts. Shift I from 2-4am is for the flower-growers, it’s whole sales selling for retail sales. Shift II from 4 am to daylight morning is for a higher price by flower-dealers.colorful
The day gets lighter and faces are more clearly seen, flowers look more colourful and are sold by retailers on all streets, lanes for Hanoi’s new day. The market is over and everybody gets home for the following day.
Quang Ba flower market and the life of the Hanoi people at night
Hanoi tours, travelers should stay up all night to find out about the nightlife of the people here. The most crowded market is about 1-2h. You will see a very different Hanoi. When the whole city is still sleeping, the Quang Ba flower market is bustling, filled with flowers. The light emitted from the overhead light bulbs makes the whole market sink in shimmering, fanciful colors.
Each big flower car, small and crowded in and out. Laughing voices, sellers’ invitations, bargain buyer’s prices make it difficult for people from other places to believe this is a corner of Hanoi at night.
Besides the beauty of flower colors, marketers also have a chance to understand more about the lives of working people who have been living since the sun has not yet appeared. By the time the sky was bright, people found Hanoi very nice with flower cars roaming, slowly through every sleepy street.
Hanoi is so, the team when people get drunk just by such simple, small things. And that’s all for people to remember when they have to go away from the land of thousands of years of civilization. Hanoi tours for you to have a chance to feel the simple life of Hanoi people.