Right after Hanoians go to bed, Quang Ba flower market, the biggest floral hub of Vietnam’s capital located in Tay Ho district, becomes incredibly busy and vibrant. The market opens every night at 12.00 and shows its best face from 2.00 am, when hundreds of fabulous, bright colored and sweet smelling flowers are placed on the stalls ready to be sold at amazing prices.
Waking up in the early morning has never been so pleasant. Start your day in the best way; take a ride to the market for some shopping, you can choose from a wide variety of single flowers or bouquets, or simply browse around to breathe deep and swallow the fragrant and take some multicolored, stunning photos.
Quang Ba flower market has 2 sessions: one from 2.00am to 4.00am, especially dedicated to wholesalers and another from 4.00am to 12 pm for retailers. The market has everything to offer, from low to high-price flowers, from home-grown to imported ones, the choice is infinite. Particularly interesting is the game of lights and colors you see at the market. As the sun is still asleep, extremely bright colors pop up here and there lightened by the torches used by buyers and sellers to illuminate, creating a scenic atmosphere. The market doesn’t sell only flowers, decorative papers, colored strings and many other accessories can be found here.
Closer to Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year), the market gets busier and merrier, not only flower dealers come here to buy flowers for resale but also many just come to experience and enjoy the Tet atmosphere. Nowadays, Quang Ba flower market is not only a place to buy flowers, it also serves as a dating place for young couples as well as an ideal destination for photographers and curious visitors.