Quang Ba Flower Market, Hanoi
The Quang Ba wholesale flower market, the biggest in Hanoi, turns busy when night falls. Visiting the market is always an interesting experience.
The Quang Ba flower market supplies fresh flowers for Hanoi and adjacent provinces. It used to be a makeshift market at Nhat Tan junction, where flower growers from the flower villages of Nhat Tan and Quang An and other communes in Tu Liem district came to sell their flowers.
The Quang Ba flower market has 2 sessions: one from 2AM to 4 AM for wholesalers and another from 4AM to midday for retailers. Flowers are gathered from Hanoi’s outer districts and from as far away as Da Lat in Vietnam’s central highlands.
For many people, staying awake and wandering around the flower market is a good way to enjoy life at night. The masses of colorful flowers on trucks and sales tables recall a familiar rural market session.
The market has become a popular destination for foreign tourists. Anni Bell Miller from the UK said, “It’s the first time I came here. It’s very beautiful. A lot of flowers everywhere. It’s the first time I saw it. Amazing!”
The higher the sun rises the less crowded the market becomes as the flower vendors fan out to different parts of Hanoi and make the city more beautiful and colorful.