​Mekong city given facelift with annual flower street

Mekong city given facelift with annual flower street
A bird’s eye view of the under-construction 2020 Can Tho Flower Street in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A flower street is being assembled in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho with colorful flora sourced from the most famous flower-growing areas in the region.

The annual flower street will open to visitors on Vo Van Tan – Nguyen Thai Hoc Street in Can Tho from January 21 to 29 under the theme ‘Spring of Hope’ to celebrate Lunar New Year 2020, which will fall on January 25.

The flower street will be divided into three sections, each with its own theme including ‘Flowers of the Nation,’ ‘Can Tho and the Year of the Rat,’ and ‘Spring of Hope.’

Accordingly, the flower decorations will guide visitors through iconic landscapes of Vietnam, achievements of Can Tho, and major events to take place in the city and the Southeast Asian country in 2020, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

This year’s flower street sources its 70,000 baskets of fresh flowers from the three famous flower-growing regions in Vietnam – Phu Tho Village in Can Tho, Sa Dec Village in the Mekong Delta city of Dong Thap, and Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, according to Nham Hung, who orchestrates the design and assembly of the flower street.

Around 100 workers have been working hard to put together the flowery art installations over the past month, Hung said.

A highlight of this year’s flower street is that most models on display are designed to have movable parts, which is expected to wow visitors.

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s eye view of the under-construction 2020 Can Tho Flower Street in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s eye view of the under-construction 2020 Can Tho Flower Street in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The 2020 Can Tho Flower Street is being assembled in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

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