Nguyen Hue Flower Street opens for Tet hinh anh 1At the end of the street is a waterfall of different kinds of flowers, carrying wishes for a peaceful and wealthy 2018 (Photo VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - 
Nguyen Hue Flower Street, a popular attraction during Tet (Lunar New Year), opened on February 13 night (the 28th day of the last lunar month) on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, HCM City.

The opening ceremony saw the attendance of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former President Truong Tan Sang, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, and Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairwoman of the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu, said: "After 15 years, Nguyen Hue Flower Street is now a familiar cultural and spiritual event for the city’s residents and local and foreign tourists during Tet."

Themed "Khat Vong Vuon Cao" (Aspiration for A Better Future), the flower street shows the city’s desire for happiness for its people, and for the city to be civilised and modern," she said. 

On behalf of the city’s leaders, Thu said she hoped the residents and the country’s leaders would have happiness and success. 
The 720-metre flower street has three sections: Mua Xuan Thanh Pho (Spring in HCM City), Hoi Nhap và Phat Trien (Integration and Development), and Vuon Toi Tuong Lai (Reaching to a Bright Future).

Its entrance is decorated with 2-metre dog statues modelled after the Phu Quoc dog, as well as statues of puppies with bobbing heads to celebrate the Year of the Dog.

A flower corridor, a flower waterfall, and a net with fish are also set up along the street.

More than 100 kinds of flowers, including chrysanthemums, roses, orchids, azalea, lotuses and cacti, are used in arrangements on the street.

Nguyen Hue Flower Street will be open to the public until February 19, or the fourth day of the Lunar New Year.-VNA