HCM City preparing for Tet flower street

HCM City is preparing for the setup of Nguyen Hue Flower Street to welcome the coming Lunar New Year.

The Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2020 is scheduled to be open from 7 pm on January 22, two days before Lunar New Year’s Eve. The Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, will start on January 25 next year.

This year the flower street will cover around 700 metres and be inspired from the famous Dong Ho folk painting called Rat’s wedding.

The sculptures of a family of rats of nine members will be displayed right at the entrance of the flower street. 

The rat parents are 2.5-3 metres high, while their seven children are some 1.5 metres high. 

Nearly 130 mascot statues will be also put along the flower street.

Truong Tan Son, deputy general director of Saigontourist and deputy head of the flower street’s organising board, said that the company always tried new concepts for the flower street annually to attract more visitors. The event must be a harmonious combination of natural, traditional, and modern elements.


The street includes many interesting decorations such as a group of rats which are in a southern traditional boat race and an area featuring environmental protection.

The highlights of the venue will include a garden inspired by the Cloud Forest attraction at Singapore’s famous Gardens by the Bay nature park.

A massive kinetic sculpture measuring five metres in diameter will be erected at the other end of the flower way, mimicking the motions of a flower.

To date, roughly 70% of the work has been completed. Workers even have to work overnight to finish the flower street before January 20. Dtinews

Pham Nguyen

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