Scarecrows, floating markets, rice fields, and many other items representative of a quaint countryside suddenly make their appearance in the center of the cityscape of the modern Phú Mỹ Hưng, which can only mean one thing: the Spring Flower Festival is coming.
Spring Flower Festival is an annual event enjoyed by both the inhabitants of and visitors to the urban residence of Phú Mỹ Hưng in District 7. While 2017’s festival featured various ornamental recreations of a thriving countryside based on the theme “The spring of prosperity” and the image of a chicken, Spring Festival’s theme is “Spring Love of the River”.
In 2017, the area of the festival was divided into sections, each with its own portrayal of wealth and prosperity, from a garden with luscious fruits (called the ‘spring garden’), a road with elegantly built models of the rooster placed alongside (the ‘spring road’) to a hustling floating marketplace (the ‘spring harbor’). And let us not forget the star of the show – the flowers: everywhere you could find abundant flowers, put in single pots or spread over a field, all of which in full bloom and having many bright colors that will certainly make walking around the area ‘a taste of eye candy’.
Of course, if you were willing to pay, you could always bring those ‘eye candies’ home, as the organizers had conveniently set up over 500 small flower shops to meet every customer’s’ shopping needs. All in all, the Spring Flower Festival is a perfect place to spend time with your family and friends on the days leading up to Tet.
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However, in 2018, Spring Festival held in the Crescent Lake formed by the Thay Tieu River recalls the life on the river of Nha Be – the area that is formed a village on the raft – a long time ago. The festival has a floating market at Ben Xuan (Spring Wharf) area, featuring lots of flower boats at anchor representing the boats of the merchants in the old days, raft houses, and water coconut trees.
Like in 2017, Spring Garden in the festival is expected to attract visitors by the colorful flowers and beautiful plants.
The highlight area of the fesival is on the highest hill which has a 5-meter-long dog statue to mark the Year of the Dog.
Upon arrival at the festival, visitors can come by over 250 booths selling flower and bonsai plants to decorate their homes during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
The Spring Festival on Crescent Lake is opened from February 8 to February 14, 2018.
The other areas like Spring Garden are displayed until February 20, 2018.