Hanoi will open 65 flower markets during the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, the municipal People's Committee has announced.

Accordingly, 21 flower markets will be located in the inner city and the rest will be in the outskirts.

Traditional flower markets that continue to show off their beauty and colours include the market at the intersection of Hang Luoc and Hang Ma streets in Hoan Kiem district, Quang An flower market in Tay Ho district and the nearby market at Xuan Dieu street and Nghi Tam village.

These markets attract a huge number of visitors each year.

This year, the city will also establish flower markets in public places such as Bach Thao park (or Hanoi Botanic Garden) and Thong Nhat park to provide an ideal place for sightseeing and to avoid traffic congestion.

Tay Ho district alone, the home of traditional Tet ornamental plants including dao (peach) and quat (kumquat), will have four flower markets.-VNA