Vietnam beauty - Hang Luoc street: famous flower market in hanoi
Vietnam beauty - Hang Luoc street: famous flower market in
Vietnam beauty - going to Hang Luoc street is not only to enjoy Tet but also to be a pleasure
of Hanoian, because the market only opens once annually.
Hanoi has a lot of places selling flowers in Tet, but for many people, Hang Luoc street market
always has its own position evoking traditional new year climate. Established in the first
years of 20th century, this is considered as the oldest market in Hanoi.
In the Le destiny, Hang Luoc was the land of Phu Tu hamlet and Vinh Tru hamlet, Hau Tuc
district (being named as Dong Xuan district later) which were specialized in selling combs.
Until 1912, Hang Luoc became the famous flower market in Thang Long citadel with various
types of flowers, from Nhat Tan, Quang Ba peach flowers, Ngoc Ha chrysanthemum to new
kinds of flowers in Bach Thao park.
Hang Luoc now is located in Hang Ma ward, Hoan Kiem district with a length of 264 meters
connecting from Hang Cot to Cha Ca. It has been 100 years counting from the initiating
market, excluding new year in 1947 due to the war.
The market is opened from December 23rd (Lunar calendar) until December 30th. During this
period, peach trees or peach branches, kumquat and flowers will be presented here making the
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street busier in the Tet holiday. The market is named as Hang Luoc but actually, the market
will be expanded to Hang Chai, Hang Ma and Hang Dong, we can see flowers everywhere.
Unlike Quang Ba market, flowers will be heaped up with small and big bunches; in Hang
Luoc, flowers will be chosen carefully and then presented on the different trays. Traditional
flowers are the most popular ones here such as, peach flowers, kumquats, gladioluses, dahlias,
violets, narcissuses, amplexicaul tea…in which peach flowers are most favorite one.
For Hanoian, visiting Hang Luoc market flower in Tet holiday is considered as a pleasure
before new year. Someone visit the market everyday and can only buy a punch of flowers on
30th – the new year eve. However, sellers do not fell annoying but are happy, welcomed and
send a wish to buyers.
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In Hang Luoc market flower, we can find the mixture of the modern and old which cannot be
found anywhere else. Many generations of Hanoian have recalled the memory when visiting
this street. You may travel to Quang Ba market flower or some markets near your house to
buy branches of flowers or branches of peach but remember to spend a little time to visit
Hang Luoc market to have more the value and beauty of culture in Hanoi.
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