Referring to fresh flowers titles, it is impossible not to mention Ho Thi Ky flower market – specializing in selling extremely famous fresh flowers in Ho Chi Minh city. The market is also well-known for its street food. Surely, wandering the market will not only bring to you joyful moment but also a great chance to enjoy many difference dishes.
General information about Ho Thi Ky flower market
The market was established in 1987. Over the past 30 years, Ho Thi Ky flower market has become the largest concentration and distribution of flowers for the entire Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong Delta region. Not only specializing in flowers, this place also sells a variety of woven baskets, other specialized flower arrangements.
Location and opening hours of Ho Thi Ky flower market
The flower market is located on No.52 Alley Ho Thi Ky street, hidden in the Le Hong Phong apartment complex, Ward 1, District 10. When turning right to Ho Thi Ky Street, you will find the flower market’s entrance on the left and most of the flower shops are also on this side in other alleys.
Ho Thi Ky flower market is open 7 days a weeks, except during the main days of Tet holiday, busy trading activities throughout the day. On holidays or national anniversaries, the market is even more crowded with people buying flowers.
At night and early in the morning, traders rush to deliver flowers. During the day, the market specializes in serving retail and wholesale customers. Many flower lovers often choose the market as a destination to check-in and admire precious flowers from all over the country.
Interesting experience at Ho Thi Ky Flower Market
Why does a the market attract so many tourist, not only local people but also foreigners, come to visit? Just because, they want to:
Admire countless blooming flowers
Ho Thi Ky Flower Market has a distinct and unique beauty of Saigonners. Turning around the market, you will easily see all kinds of flowers such as orchids, mimosa, ocean, lily, pink, chrysanthemum, sunflower, lotus…The flowers are mainly from Dalat, Mekong Delta river, and other countries such as Japan, Italy, China…which will definitely satisfy you on your shopping journey. Don’t forget to carry your camera for a great shots.
Buy flowers at good deal
As a wholesale market, the price to buy for a flowers packed or freshly picked to neatly cut is quite cheap. For example, you can buy a rose which cost only 3.000 – 5.000VND/branch. If you buy in bulk, it will be even cheaper. Wandering in the market, you can easily choose a few flower branches or a bunch of fresh flowers to give to your loved ones, sending good things to them.
Ho Thi Ky Street food market
Food market?? Yes, it’s correct. Ho Thi Ky Street not only has the largest flower market in Saigon, it also has an attractive food street with more than 100 stalls, selling all kinds of snacks and drinks with the taste of many different provinces such as Hue, Nha Trang, Dong Nai, An Giang…After 15pm, the street food on Ho Thi Ky Street starts to get busier.
Those who want to have a fulfill dinner can visit the shops of Banh Chung – square sticky rice cake; vermicelli, and noodle soups with affordable prices from 25,000 VND/bowl. Variety of sweet soups are also sold a lot in the street…which cost from 10.000VND/cup. Beside the local food, the market sells many dishes with Cambodian, Korean, or Japanese flavors such as sushi, takoyaki, kimbap, tobokki…
Useful tips for your trip to Ho Thi Ky Flower Market
- If you want to check-in and chill with photos, should avoid holidays, especially the Tet holiday. The market is always overcrowded at these times.
- Some of the shop’s owners not happy when you take a photo of their shops, therefore, don’t forget to ask them in advance.
- Checking the price before buying anything is always bring a good thing.
Ho Thi Ky flower market is truly the “hidden gem” that you should not miss when come to visit Saigon. Beside Ho Thi Ky flower market, Ho Chi Minh city also has many must-see markets such as Ben Thanh market, Ba Chieu market, Hanh Thong Tay market, etc. If you have time, don’t forget to add them to your journey!