Visitors at the market (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Quang An flower market on Au Co street in Tay Ho, Hanoi, has offered transactions round-the-clock these days as Tet or Lunar New Year festival will come shortly.

As a big and well-known market in the capital city, the market place is getting busier and busier prior to Tet, the most important holiday and the occasion when every Vietnamese family decorates their homes with flowers to welcome a new year.

Flowers sold in the market are transported from different areas, with peach blossoms and chrysanthemum from Nhat Tan, Tu Lien kumquat, apricot blossoms from Ho Chi Minh City, roses from Soc Son, and cymbidium orchid and lys flowers from Da Lat.

Quang An market took shape from a temporary market in Nhat Tan district established to sell flowers grown at some well-known flower villages by West Lake such as Nhat Tan, Quang Ba.

When Tay Ho district was set up in 1996, the market was moved to its present location in Quang An district.

From Quang An market, which is open at night to early morning, except for Tet holidays, flowers are distributed to elsewhere in the city with most of the buyers being wholesale dealers.

Visiting the flower market has become a hobby for many Hanoians as colorful and fragrant flowers displayed there are a special treat.-VNA