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NGUYEN HUE FLOWER STREET FOR THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON 2024

WEDnesday - 07/02/2024 14:06
 
 

"Spring of love, Tet together", Nguyen Hue Flower Street in the spring of the year Giap Thin 2024. "Spring of love, Tet together", Nguyen Hue Flower Street in the spring of the year Giap Thin 2024.

With the theme "Spring of love, Tet together", Nguyen Hue Flower Street in the spring of the year Giap Thin 2024.

Tet 2024 is approaching, this is an important occasion, most anticipated by Tet festival in Viet Nam. Especially for those who are far from home, because this is the occasion when we will have the longest vacation of the year to return to our families, relatives, and friends to reunite after a long year of traveling. 

Where is Nguyen Hue Walking Street?

Nguyen Hue Walking Street is a street located in the center of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. This road connects the City People's Committee Headquarters with the banks of the Saigon River and Bach Dang Wharf. Nguyen Hue Walking Street in the center of Saigon was inaugurated on April 30, 2015, after about 7 months of construction. The street has two sections: President Ho Chi Minh Monument Park extending from Le Thanh Tong Street (in front of the City People's Committee Headquarters) to Le Loi Street and Nguyen Hue Square extending from Le Loi Street to Ton Duc Thang street.

In front of the City People's Committee Headquarters

Nguyen Hue Walking Street has a length of 670m, a width of 64m with the entire square area paved with modern and clean granite. Along the street are rows of green trees, 2 large fountains, below is an underground system including a monitoring center, water music control center, lighting and modern toilets.

People often say that Nguyen Hue walking street is a fun place with many cultural and entertainment activities and rich cuisine. At the same time, it is also one of the famous places for taking photos during the Lunar New Year 2024. That is why visitors to Saigon are always curious about where Nguyen Hue walking street is and come here once to take a selfie. I immersed myself in the unique fun and bustling atmosphere of the street.

The Nguyen Hue walking street is a fun place with many cultural and entertainment activities and rich cuisine

Nguyen Hue Flower Street for the Year of the Dragon 2024

Nguyen Hue Flower Street for the Year of the Dragon 2024 integrates traditional cultural values into a modern design language, in harmony with the identity of the Southern land.

With the theme "Spring of love, Tet together", Nguyen Hue Flower Street in the spring of the year Giap Thin 2024 marks the spectacular return of the zodiac animal Dragon after a 12-year cycle. Dragon is an image with a special position in the culture and beliefs of the Vietnamese people, symbolizing the absolute authority of the gods, and is the mascot that ranks first among the four sacred animals "dragon, unicorn, turtle, phoenix".

Nguyen Hue Flower Street for the Year of the Dragon 2024

The mascot on Nguyen Hue flower street is always the focus of people and tourists coming to Ho Chi Minh City every Lunar New Year. This year, the Dragon mascot on Nguyen Hue flower street for Tet Giap Thin has just appeared with many compliments about its majestic appearance, "huge" size and unique design.

The Dragon mascot on Nguyen Hue flower street for Tet Giap Thin

(Named "two dragons flanking the lotus"), the grand opening gate scene includes two dragon mascots, each mascot has 5 dragon body segments winding along both sides of the flower road, with a length of more than 100 meter and head circumference of more than 2m. In addition to setting a record for the size of the zodiac animal that appeared on Nguyen Hue flower street, this year's dragon mascot is also shaped to be environmentally friendly, when more than 90% of materials are used. The interior panels are shaped like bamboo and rattan and slat fan blinds.

Specifically, 3 dragon mascots over 100m long at the opening gate (Nguyen Hue - Le Loi intersection) and the ending gate (Nguyen Hue - Ton Duc Thang intersection) set a record for the largest size of zodiac animals ever to appear. On the flower road, surpass the dragon Nham Thin 2012 and the tiger Nham Dan 2022.

3 dragon mascots over 100m long at the opening gate

Nguyen Hue Flower Street for the Lunar New Year 2024 uses 3 main colors: red, orange, yellow of 99 types of flowers such as carnations, geraniums, dahlias, cockscombs, begonias... More than 90,000 flower baskets of various types are expected. the type used for flower sugar.

This year's dragons are designed to be environmentally friendly, with more than 90% of the materials used in the shaping process being bamboo and rattan and bamboo fan blinds. The structure makes the mascot reduce wind resistance, giving a "real breathing" effect, but increases construction time and cost. It is expected that the cost of completing each mascot will be 5 times that of previous years' mascots, which are mostly made from steel and foam.

The golden trees

The golden trees with a height of 1-3.6m are formed over many months, with names that carry wishes of peace in the new year such as Mai Dai Phuc, Mai Rong Viet, Dao Truong Xuan, Dao Phuoc Loc, Bo De Dai Cat… Visitors can admire 9 golden trees, especially comparing colorful natural flowers on one side and flowers crafted by skilled human hands on the other.

Some suggestions for visiting Nguyen Hue Street

If you plan on traveling to the bustling and lively Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, here is the ultimate travel guide for visitors: 

- Plan your visit to Nguyen Hue walking street in advance to optimize time and budget.

- It is recommended to inquire about parking fees and hours of operation before your visit.

- Located in the bustling city centre, it is essential to be cautious of your belongings to prevent theft or pickpocketing.

- Get ready for an immersive experience with ample photo opportunities: Do not forget to fully charge your phone and dress stylishly.

Besides this Nguyen Hue walking street, Saigon is also a magnificent city famous for many extremely attractive for Sai Gon city tour and entertainment destinations such as Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, Pho Tay Bui Vien, War Museum,...

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