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Phu My Hung Spring Flower Fair features countryside ambience
Wednesday,  1/30/2019, 12:50 

Phu My Hung Spring Flower Fair features countryside ambience

By Quoc Hung and Thanh Hoa

A child poses for a photo with a vehicle full of flowers at the Phu My Hung Spring Flower Fair - PHOTO: HUNG LE

HCMC – Phu My Hung Spring Flower Fair 2019 was opened yesterday in Phu My Hung Urban Area in HCMC’s District 7. The fair has brought countryside atmosphere to the city, featuring the beauty of plenty of flowers.

Covering seven hectares near Cresent Lake in the area, the spring flower fair this year, themed “Flower and Life”, has attracted numerous visitors and local residents to come to enjoy the Tet Holiday activities as well as relish the beauty of a wide range of flowers, which are the symbol of spring.

Many people flock to the Phu My Hung Flower Festival 2019 themed “Flowers and Life” to soak themselves in the Tet atmosphere - PHOTO: THANH HOA

The fair depicts familiar scenes of the local countryside with four main areas such as Spring Road, Spring Wharf, Spring Garden, and Spring Contribution.

A family pose for a photograph in front of many pig statues, the zodiac sign of this lunar new year, at the fair – PHOTO: HUNG LE

Duong Xuan (Spring Street) area is the key highlight of this year’s fair that narrates a story of flowers’ journey from where they are grown in colourful countryside gardens to cities to symbolize the arrival of spring. Visitors to the Spring Street can enjoy replicas of famous flower-cultivating places such as Sa Dec flower village and apricot flower gardens in the south.

Duong Xuan (Spring Street) features a wide variety of flowers - PHOTO: HUNG LE

Also, the Spring Street features many pig statues that represent the Year of the Pig, including the pig herd in traditional Dong Ho painting or pigs from cartoon movies for kids, along with a slew of boats, bikes carrying full of flowers.

Many visitors are seen at Vuon Xuan (Spring Garden) area - PHOTO: HUNG LE

Another highlight of the fair, Vuon Xuan (Spring Garden), is connected with the Spring Street by Anh Sao (Starlight) Bridge. It is designed to give visitors the feeling of visiting a bucolic village full of different vegetables.

Children in the city show interest in stacks of straw – PHOTO: HUNG LE

On the occasion of the fair, there is a flower contest hosted by Phu My Hung Corporation, in collaboration with the HCMC Orchid and Ornamental Tree Association, which had received over 180 works. In addition, there are also various side events at the fair, including traditional music performances.

Orchids on a tree, which is over two meters tall and crafted by Pham Ngoc Khuong from Lam Dong Province, attract interest of many visitors - PHOTO: HUNG LE

According to the organizer, Phu My Hung Spring Flower fair will last untill February 4 (the 30th of lunar December), while the Spring Street, Spring Garden, and Spring Wharf will be on display till February 9, allowing visitors to take photos with a paddy field or rape seed flower farm right in the center of the modern urban area.

A corner of the festival turns yellow with daisies - PHOTO: THANH HOA
The paddy field and rape seed flower farm bring the countryside atmosphere to the modern urban area - PHOTO: THANH HOA
The entrance to the festival is decorated with colorful umbrellas - PHOTO: THANH HOA
Women in ao dai (Vietnam’s traditional dress) visit the festival - PHOTO: THANH HOA
Flower cages float on Crescent Lake - PHOTO: THANH HOA


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