Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City

There are unique markets in Ho Chi Minh City that only sell a single item and open in the buildup to the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City
Unlike northerners who cook square-shaped Banh Chung, southerners prefer cylindrical Banh Tet during the traditional Tet holiday. Both cakes are made of glutinous rice, green bean paste and pork, and they are wrapped in La Dong (Dong leaves). The leaves can be found at the La Dong market that is located at the Cach Mang Thang Tam-Pham Van Hai intersection.
Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City
The market, the biggest of its kind in HCM City, often opens from the 15th day of the 12th lunar month and lasts several days before the start of Tet. A bunch typically contains 10 leaves costing between VND70,000 and VND80,000.
Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City
Flowers are among indispensable items during the Tet holiday, and the Binh Dong flower market in District 8 is an ideal place to visit. Coming here, visitors can see boats full of flowers and ornamental trees sourced from gardens throughout the Mekong Delta region.
Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City
From the 20th day of the 12th lunar month, gardeners gather at the market in order to prepare for the Lunar New Year festival. The bustling atmosphere at the site lasts for the whole day and attracts numerous residents and tourists each year.
Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City
Annual calligraphy markets also take place on Truong Dinh Street and at the Pham Ngoc Thach-Nguyen Thi Minh Khai intersection. Calligraphy pieces are used to decorate houses and office buildings every Tet.
 
Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City
Confucian scholars write scripts at the visitor’s request. Recipients ask for words such as Happiness, Longevity, Love, Health, Wisdom, or Patience, expecting a peaceful and prosperous year ahead. The market serves as a familiar check-in spot for youngsters.
Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City

VOV/ Phunuvietnam.vn

HCM City to hold second Vietnamese Tet Festival

HCM City to hold second Vietnamese Tet Festival

The second iteration of the Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival 2021 is set to take place in Ho Chi Minh City from January 21 to January 24 to honour traditional Vietnamese cultural and culinary values.

Ho Chi Minh City decorated to prepare for Tet

Ho Chi Minh City decorated to prepare for Tet

To welcome in the Lunar New Year of 2021 - The Year of the Buffalo - Ho Chi Minh City has decorated the city’s gateways with colourful flowers and different mascots. 

 
 

Other News

.
Hanoi relic sites, tourist attractions reopen
Hanoi relic sites, tourist attractions reopen
TRAVELicon  09/03/2021 

Relic sites and tourist attractions in Hanoi reopened on March 8 with safety precautions put in place, after they were temporarily closed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourists do field work, Hoi An locals make a fortune
Tourists do field work, Hoi An locals make a fortune
FEATUREicon  09/03/2021 

One of the joys of tourists coming to the ancient town of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam is to ride a buffalo and learn to farm.

Noodles with chili salt – a hot yet simple dish
Noodles with chili salt – a hot yet simple dish
TRAVELicon  10/03/2021 

In recent years, the local dish called "noodles with chili salt" has been getting a lot of love from street-food fanatics, thanks to its spicy and savoury taste.

Unique touring experiences in Gia Lai and Kon Tum
Unique touring experiences in Gia Lai and Kon Tum
TRAVELicon  09/03/2021 

Spring is the best time of the year to visit Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces where travelers stroll in pine forests, explore local culture and enjoy the cold breeze there.

Tram Chim Park home to spectacular diversity of bird species
Tram Chim Park home to spectacular diversity of bird species
TRAVELicon  08/03/2021 

Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is home to hundreds of vertebrate species, dozens of fish species and more than 198 species of water birds, accounting for about a quarter of all bird species in Vietnam.

Domestic tourism stimulation: March promotions launched
Domestic tourism stimulation: March promotions launched
TRAVELicon  07/03/2021 

There are a variety of options for travelers to choose from for International Women's Day retreats.

A visit to one of the oldest pagodas in Hai Phong
A visit to one of the oldest pagodas in Hai Phong
TRAVELicon  07/03/2021 

The Hang (Cave) Pagoda, also known as Coc Tu Pagoda, leaning on a mountain and overlooking the beach in northern Hai Phong City is a spiritually and historically significant place of worship.

Discovering Pe Rang Ky cave on Tua Chua plateau
Discovering Pe Rang Ky cave on Tua Chua plateau
TRAVELicon  09/03/2021 

Located in Huoi So Commune in the rocky plateau of Tua Chua District in Dien Bien Province, Pe Rang Ky cave has a wild and mysterious beauty with a variety of beautiful stalactites.

Old green trees - a special heritage of Hanoi
Old green trees - a special heritage of Hanoi
TRAVELicon  08/03/2021 

Lines of trees shading Hanoi roads have become an impressive image of the capital city in the eyes of many tourists.

CNN selects ten Vietnamese destinations in 2021
CNN selects ten Vietnamese destinations in 2021
TRAVELicon  06/03/2021 

Cable news network CNN listed top 10 marvelous destinations in Vietnam in 2021. 

Banh Chuoi – The Nostalgic Food of Childhood
Banh Chuoi – The Nostalgic Food of Childhood
TRAVELicon  08/03/2021 

Although the ingredients to make this addicting dish sound fairly simple: ripe bananas, sugar, flour, turmeric powder, making banh chuoi requires the exceptional skills of a master artisan.

“Private” islets on Tri An Lake
“Private” islets on Tri An Lake
TRAVELicon  08/03/2021 

A Vietnamese singer left the hustle and bustle of urban life to do ecotourism and live in harmony with nature on six islets in Dong Nai Province.

Unique collection of old weapons and uniforms on show at Vung Tau museum
Unique collection of old weapons and uniforms on show at Vung Tau museum
TRAVELicon  04/03/2021 

As many as 2,500 military items and garments which originate from around the globe have gone on display at a private history museum located in Vung Tau City, with the collection being owned by 75-year-old Robert Taylor from the UK.

Extraordinary temple with nine kneeling oxen in central Vietnam
Extraordinary temple with nine kneeling oxen in central Vietnam
TRAVELicon  05/03/2021 

Situated at the Vietnam and Lao PDR border is the Chin Gian (9 compartments) Temple dedicated to the discoverers of nine areas in Phu Quy of the central province of Nghe An. Nine stone oxen are in a kneeling position in front of the temple.

Rai Cave - Pearl of Vinh Hy Bay
Rai Cave - Pearl of Vinh Hy Bay
TRAVELicon  06/03/2021 

As part of Vinh Hy Bay (Ninh Thuan Province), one of the four most beautiful bays in Vietnam, Rai Cave is a wonder possessing a wild, peaceful, poetic and charming beauty.

Top destinations coming on top of mind of Vietnamese travelers in 2021
Top destinations coming on top of mind of Vietnamese travelers in 2021
TRAVELicon  04/03/2021 

This year will be a good opportunity for Vietnam’s wellness tourism market, especially the country is emerging as a safe destination for pandemic control.

Spring flower fields by Saigon River
Spring flower fields by Saigon River
TRAVELicon  04/03/2021 

Every spring, flower fields on the banks of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City become more attractive with flowers being in full bloom, attracting many visitors.

Seven flag towers popular with visitors in Vietnam
Seven flag towers popular with visitors in Vietnam
TRAVELicon  04/03/2021 

Lung Cu Flag Tower in Ha Giang Province and Hanoi Flag Tower are two of the seven similar sites nationwide that are well-known among both locals and visitors.

Roast pork belly, a must-try dish from Duong Lam ancient village
Roast pork belly, a must-try dish from Duong Lam ancient village
TRAVELicon  05/03/2021 

Hanoi is home to many famous specialities but few are as mouthwatering as thịt quay đòn (roast port belly) in the ancient village of Duong Lam, about 44km from the city centre.

Hanoi in freshwater mangrove leaf changing season
Hanoi in freshwater mangrove leaf changing season
TRAVELicon  02/03/2021 

Visitors to the capital city of Hanoi in March will be surprised by the vibrant colours of the leaves of freshwater mangrove trees (loc vung in Vietnamese) changing to red and yellow.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN