Up all night: Flower market adds colors to Saigon vivid life

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Ho Thi Ky Market near Ho Chi Minh downtown is the biggest flower market in the city and stays open through the night.

 The 30-year-old market, on a busy eponymous street in District 10, sells flowers from Da Lat and Mekong Delta provinces.

The market is open all day and night, but is busiest and most colorful between midnight and 3 a.m., when the flowers are brought in.

It is over-crowded during the year’s biggest festivals such as Tet (Lunar New Year), Valentine's and the International Women’s Day.

A boy takes a nap after the busiest hours.

Women trim branches of flowers and put them into small bunches.

These men do a similar task.


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