Where To Watch Tet Fireworks And Flower Markets In Ho Chi Minh | DO DO

During and before Tet the city will be bustling with events! But where to go exactly to sniff up some Tet atmosphere? And what are the best locations to watch the Tet fireworks in Ho Chi Minh? We’ll tell you here.

Visit these Tet celebrations with the family to get in the Tet mood

Of course Tet is a great period to travel, but this year everything is different. Also, if you really want to get the hang of this great Vietnamese tradition, why not stay here? Pack up the kids, head into town and enjoy some celebrations!

It’s nice to take the family up and down the always energetic Nguyen Hue street where beautiful Tet displays will be up from February 9-17. This year is all about the Ox, so you will be able to see lots of buffalo images. Go early, because it can get crowded. The streets around Nguyen Hue in District 1 will be light up beautifully as well.

Most major hotel, such as the Caravelle, the Rex and the Continental will have outdoor performances with drums, lion dances in the month of February. Best to check their local Facebook pages for the exact dates.

Also great to do; visit the flower festival at Tao Dan Park in district 3. This Tet festival they’ll have a flower and fish exhibition, games and calligraphy and a traditional martial arts performance. Or do like the Vietnamese and honor your predecessors by burning some incense in the Chinese Temple in District 5. 

Festive Tet flower market in Ho Chi Minh

See the traditional flower markets for Tet

It’s a Tet tradition to visit one of the beautiful flower markets in Vietnam and there are more than 125 this year! They’re open from January 27 till February 11.  One of the biggest flower markets in Ho Chi Minh is in district 1 at 23/9 Park on Pham Ngu Lao Street (near Ben Thanh Market). Another traditional market is Dinh Park, on the corner of Nguyen Kiem Street and Nguyen Thai Son Street.

If you want to go a bit off the beaten track and see one of the oldest flower markets, popular with locals, check out the Ben Binh Dong Flower Market in district 8. The flowers here are brought from Mekong Delta by boat and sold on the riverside.

In district 7, the area around the Crescent Mall is always bustling: the Crescent Tet Flower Street & Market is open from 7 pm on during Tet week. Next to flowers, there will be traditional Tet food and a Vietnamese traditional music performance every night. 

The best spots to watch the fireworks in Ho Chi Minh

Are you here this Tet? Lucky you! You will be able to enjoy the beautiful Tet fireworks in Ho Chi Minh. 

On New Years Eve, at February 11, the  prime 15-minute fireworks will be set off at midnight at 6 different locations, such as the Landmark 81 building and the Thu Thiem Tunnel that links Districts 1 and 2 and the Historical Cultural Park in D9.  There will also be fireworks at the Dam Sen Park in District 11. 

So make sure to have some drinks at one of the great rooftop bars that Ho Chi Minh has to offer and sit front row to the fireworks show!

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