Vietnam's Hue comes alive with colorful flowers and crowds

23:57 02/02/2019
Flowers are indispensable for celebrating Tet (Lunar New Year) in Vietnam's former royal capital city of Hue as the festival marks the coming of spring.

Traditionally, Vietnamese people decorate their homes with flowers to make them look fresh and new for the New Year. 

Ahead of Tet, markets supplying flowers and ornamental plants are set up in almost every locality in the country to meet the increasing demand. Uniquely, the flower markets can tell stories of Tet traditions themselves. 

As part of tradition, a large flower market has opened in front of the former Imperial Citadel. The beautiful flowers brighten up the old walls of the citadel.
The yellow ochna blossoms are the flowers that every Hue resident wants to take home for Tet.
There are also days of hard work for some during Tet. A vendor arranges his flowers to attract customers.
Beautiful flowers at the market.
There are also days of hard work for some during Tet. A vendor arranges his flowers to attract customers.
Tet allows children to have a lot of fun. Visiting flower markets is a special occasion for family reunions.
There are also days of hard work for some during Tet. A vendor arranges his flowers to attract customers.

Traditionally, Vietnamese people decorate their homes with flowers to make them look fresh and new for the New Year. 

By Thien Minh