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Quang Ba Flower Market

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Address: Au Co Street, Tay H, Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This night market on the edge of West Lake starts up around 2 a.m., when...
This night market on the edge of West Lake starts up around 2 a.m., when wholesalers arrive to claim their spots with piles of roses and chrysanthemums, and lasts until sunrise. Quang Ba is especially worth a visit during Tet, when flowers are needed for the many new year's celebrations.
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Rainbow of colours

I love to get up early and visit markets. There is something magical in watching stall holders set up and you arrive before all the other visitors. I'd never been to a flower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love to get up early and visit markets. There is something magical in watching stall holders set up and you arrive before all the other visitors. I'd never been to a flower market, and this was first opportunity, to do so, so when our guide said he'd pick us up at 9.30am I was disappointed. The decision was made,... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I made the mistake of going to late the first few times. If you really need something fresh / specific you need to go 6 -7ish. After that most of the flowers are packed on bikes and the bike ladies then go through the neighborhoods to sell their goods. But on occasion I found 11AM to be the perfect time... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Having seen a thousand fruit and veg markets I opted for the flower market tour. Very difficult to get good photographs due to the early morning darkness and most flowers wrapped in plastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Young and old will like the multitude of colors and varieties. Be prepared to haggle a bit and walk away. HOWEVER looking at my living and the time effort and their living conditions I am fully prepared to pay their price. Considering roses in the USA are triple what they are asking I have no problems. If you like to,... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This flower market is about few km from the Old Quarter and close to West lake water park, it is frequented by both whole sale and retail people. Open so early in the morning till late afternoon, this local market offer a plenty chances of photo especially a month before Tet holiday.

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