The annual Tet Flower Street opens this evening (February 5) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. The much-awaited event returns to Nguyen Hue after moving to nearby Ham Nghi Street last year when Nguyen Hue was being converted into a walking street.
This year’s theme is "Ho Chi Minh City - Peace, Prosperity and Development." The street stretches 720 meters from the city People's Committee office to Ton Duc Thang Street along the Saigon River.
Apricot blossoms around the statue of President Ho Chi Minh at one end of the Flower Street.
At the Le Loi-Nguyen Hue roundabout, a family of monkeys with banh chung, the traditional Tet rice cake, to symbolize the new lunar year.
A tomato vine on Flower Street.
Workers put the finishing touches a day before the opening of Flower Street.
An electricity worker working on the flower street. Lighting plays a major role at the event in the evening.
Flower Street will remain open for eight days instead of seven like in previous years.
A section of the street with various kinds of orchids.
A worker watering flowers. Unlike the north, which is experiencing a cold snap, the weather in Ho Chi Minh City is pretty warm now.
A globe decorated with flowers at one end of the street near Ton Duc Thang Street.
A worker is taking care of the flowers on the street.
Flower Street has images of various primates to symbolize the Year of the Monkey.
Colorful flowers on display.