Roses cost 3 million VND / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market bustling Valentine’s Day 14.2

Roses, especially red roses, are selling well at Ho Thi Ky flower market on Valentine’s Day 14.2. Large bouquets of roses, full of red roses, are imported for 3 million VND / bunch.

Roses crowned on Valentine's Day /// Photo Bao Vy

Rose crowned on Valentine’s DayPHOTO BAO VYToday, the 3rd day of the new year, is also Valentine ‘s Day 14.2 . At Ho Thi Ky fresh flower market – the largest wholesale flower market in Ho Chi Minh City, the scene is bustling throughout the afternoon.

Many young people go with their girlfriends for a walk at the market, while at the same time buying fresh flowers. Many stalls do not take Tet holidays, staff always hand and foot to wrap flowers for customers. Roses are the most popular choice on Valentine’s Day, especially red roses.

Contrary to the bleak scene of Valentine’s Day last year 14.2 at this flower market because of the Covid-19 translation , this year, the Ho Thi Ky market has revived. The seller and the buyer wear masks, and the number of flowers sold is also higher.

Roses cost 3 million / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market bustling Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 1Waiting to receive flowers at Ho Thi Ky flower market on Valentine’s Day 14.2PHOTO BAO VY
Roses cost 3 million / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market bustling Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 2Many people go to buy fresh flowers on Valentine’s Day, also the third day of the new yearPHOTO BAO VY
Roses cost 3 million VND / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market is bustling on Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 3Flowers, chocolates and teddy bears are sold in front of Le Hong Phong High School for the GiftedPHOTO BAO VY

Retail commission prices for each flower on Valentine’s Day are not too high. With the pink, milk, and yellow colors, only 7,000 VND / flower, while Da Lat red rose with short branches is only 10,000 VND / flower. Whereas flowers are wrapped in large bundles, the price is higher. 

The popular price at shops in the Ho Thi Ky flower market is 500,000 VND – 700,000 VND / bunch.At the fresh flower shop named TX No. 70 Ho Thi Ky, many of the shop’s staff never stopped wrapping flowers. This is the largest store in the flower market, with many unique, beautiful and luxurious flower packages, many “non-touch” imported rose samples . 

People waiting to receive flowers have finished wrapping. The staff showed us the best bundles of crimson roses, big flowers, imported roses, and the best package at the price of 3 million VND / bunch. Baby flowers average 1 to 1.5 million / bunch.“On Valentine’s Day, February 14, young people like red roses the most to give their girlfriends and wives. 

But there are also many people who buy flowers that their lover likes such as chrysanthemum, sunflower, amethyst, baby flower “, the flower package staff member shared.

Roses cost 3 million / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market bustling Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 4The commission price is from 500,000 VND to 3 million VND / bunch, depending on the typePHOTO BAO VY
Roses cost 3 million / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market bustling Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 5TX flower shop in Ho Thi Ky market always packs flowers for guests

Roses cost 3 million / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market bustling Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 6Young people like to give each other roses, but many people want to give their girlfriends / wives flowers they like like sunflower, hydrangeasPHOTO BAO VY
Roses cost 3 million VND / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market is bustling on Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 7Domestic roses, short branches retail for 10,000 VND / cottonPHOTO BAO VY

On Valentine’s Day 14.2 in this Covid -19 translation, the home delivery service was also busy. Flower shops at Ho Thi Ky flower market all hang signboards to receive flowers to take home. Mr. Tan, the flower delivery staff, only gives the baby flower bouquet with white, pink, or orange colors together for 1.5 million dong.

Bougainvillea flowers are also more than half a million dong / bunch

It’s not just that fresh flowers are as expensive as Valentine’s Day hot cakes. 14.2. In this holiday, dried flowers, confetti, handmade wax flowers, wrapped with teddy bears are also not cheap.On the two sides of Nguyen Van Cu (District 5), hand-made roses of paper, wax, stuffed animals … are sold a lot.

Roses cost 3 million VND / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market is bustling on Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 8Wax flowers, handmade paper, 800,000 VND / bundlePHOTO BAO VY
Roses cost 3 million / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market bustling Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 9
Roses cost 3 million / bunch, Ho Thi Ky market bustling Valentine's Day 14.2 - photo 10On Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 5, handcrafted flower bouquets are sold for a few tens of thousands to 400,000 dong, 800,000 dongPhoto Bao Vy

Here, roses are made of 3 cotton paper, priced at least 30,000 VND; The largest bouquet of flowers with 100 roses, wrapped from each flower and sprinkled with glitter, costs from 600,000 VND / bunch to 800,000 VND / bunch.“This bundle is completely handmade, made of wax, and I can save it for a whole year, costing 800,000 VND. 

Smaller bundles, made of paper, 400,000 VND, buy and support you ”, he offered to sell flowers opposite the gate of Le Hong Phong High School. Young families take each other to go out on the 3rd day of the new year, turn to choose flowers to give their loved ones Valentine’s Day, flower bouquets priced from 30,000 VND – 100,000 VND / bunch are best-selling …

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