In bloom: Flower village in Ho Chi Minh City primed for Tet holiday season

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A farmer waters a flower garden in preparation for Tet celebrations in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photos: Vietnam Plus A farmer waters a flower garden in preparation for Tet celebrations in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photos: Vietnam Plus

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A flower village in Ho Chi Minh City's Go Vap District is more lively these days.
Traders and families come here in droves to buy from a wide variety of flowers, including apricot blossom, sunflower, marigold and orchid.
They are in preparation for Tet, the traditional Vietnamese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 19 this year.
Go Vap is one of the three largest flower suppliers to Vietnam’s southern region. The two others are Sa Dec in the Mekong Delta and Da Lat in the Central Highlands. 

A farmer waters his garden of cockscomb flowers in the Go Vap Flower Village. 

Lines of flower pots seen in the flower village.

The Go Vap Flower Village is one of the country's largest flower suppliers. 

A farmer takes care of flower pots. 

A customer picks two daisy pots in the Go Vap Flower Village.

Two farmers work in a flower garden. 

A man works on a bonsai tree to be sold for Tet celebrations.

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